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What if… Life didn’t have to be so unrelenting, so busy, so rushed all the time? What if you could feel free from the pressure to accomplish the next thing, and the next thing, and the next thing? What if the constant input from everywhere were to be put on pause long enough for you to explore your own thoughts–to get centered on your own needs and desires? And then, only then, move forward from a place of purpose and intention?

A clearing is an open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation. What if there was an actual place and a specific time where you were protected to be inspired–a sanctuary for the soul–a clearing in the thicket of our complex lives to take a breath and center in?

The Clearing is our attempt to create such a time and space in the context of our church community. An hour of sacred space to pause, think, listen, pray. It’s a quiet prayer circle, communal meditation time, a contemplation moment, with gentle suggestions and prayer prompts from a purposeful leader. It’s a group of people, being quiet and still, together.

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