Local church calendar for June 16

June 16, 2012 

Songs of peace: A concert featuring Stefan Andre Waligur, musician/composer and leader of New Chant and Kirtan Around the World, 2 p.m., June 24, in the meeting hall of First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. S.E., Olympia. Sponsored by Emmaus Ecumenical Catholic Community. Free-will donations.

“WALKING IN THE LIGHT OF SPIRIT:” A class on prayer starting Wednesday. Class weekly for 6 weeks, 7-8:30 p.m. each evening (no class on July 4). Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. S.W.; 943-5757. Phone to sign up.

Community HU Chant: Third Sunday of each month from 9-9:30 a.m. at the Olympia Eckankar Center at 509 12th Ave. S.E., Suite 5, Olympia, 360-943-0628. To listen to thousands of people singing Hu, go to eckankar.org/hu.html

Weekly meditation: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Olympia Zen Center, 3248 39th Way N.E., Olympia. 360-357-2835.

A sung contemplative service: 8-8:30 p.m. Sundays at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-352-8527.

GERMAN CHURCH SERVICE: The German Ministry of Lacey has an ecumenical German church service the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m., followed by “Gemtlichkeit” with coffee and cake, at St. Benedict’s, 910 Bowker St. S.E., Lacey. Call Hans Dettling at 360-701-2037 or Elke Armajo at 360-456-1402.

RIVERS OF GLORY CHRISTIAN CHURCH: A Rhema Word and Holy Spirit church, Sundays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m., 1901 17th Ave. S.E., Olympia, two blocks from Ralph’s Thriftway. Call 360-455-8878 or 253-964-8458 or go to riversofgloryfellowship. org.

Emmaus Ecumenical Catholic Community: 11 a.m. Sundays at The Sacred Space, 701 Franklin St. S.E., Olympia; emmaus-ecc. org.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community: Meets at 11 a.m. Sundays for worship services at 3500 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. Call 360-481-2379.

Center for Spiritual Living-Olympia: Sundays at NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E. Meditation is at 10:30 a.m.; celebration services and children’s program are at 11 a.m. Includes classes, events, music. Go to cslolympia.org.

Meditation Club – Bringing the Mind Home: Fridays from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Labeled as a secular approach to being awake and present. The only cost is membership at the senior center. Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. Call 360-357-5409 or 360-586-6181.

Lord’s Pantry at Turning Point Church, Lacey: Thurston County Food Bank offers groceries to people in need from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the warehouse next to the site of the new church building at Marvin and Hawks Prairie roads in Lacey. Call 360-560-6919.

Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center: Offers a variety of classes, day courses and in-depth study programs at 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. Call 360-754-7787 or go to meditateinolympia.org.

St. Placid Priory Spirituality Center: Offers individual and group retreats, spiritual direction, programs and weekend workshops; the center is at 500 College St. N.E., Lacey. Call 360-438-2595 or go to stplacid. org.

The Nalanda Institute (Center for Buddhist Studies and Meditation): Classes meet at 1620 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Buddhist meditation, group discussions and monthly teachings are at 7 p.m. Thursdays; Tibetan transformative meditation is at 10 a.m. Saturdays; lunchtime meditation 12:15-12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.

All-denominational devotional gathering: 10-11 a.m. Sundays, DeColores Bookstore, 507 Washington St., Olympia. Gatherings are initiated by the Baha’i faith and are open to all faiths and belief systems. Call 360-704-1823.

Capitol Christian Healing Rooms: From 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater. Call 360-943-4880 or 360-438-1430.

Gifts of Being meditation class: 7-8:30 p.m. the first, second and third Mondays of each month, Heart of Wellness, 205 Clark Place S.E., Tumwater. The class, taught by Kim Lincoln, offers “guided inquiry to help participants cultivate presence and explore subtle energies within.” Cost is a donation. Call 360-866-9234 or go to terrainofessence.com.

Northwest Bon Buddhist Healing Practice Group: Meditation group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at 2222 State Ave. N.E., Suite A, Olympia. Open to anyone. Contact meditating onpurpose@ gmail. com.

Testimony meeting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Singing, prayer, inspirational readings and testimonies of healing are included. Everyone is welcome. Christian Science Church, 1475 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia. Call 360-352-1572.

Kids’ Jewish Book Club: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explore Jewish values, traditions and mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. Call 360-918-8828 or go to jewisholympia.com.

Ending Your Week in Stillness: 6-7:15 p.m. Fridays, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End St. N.W., Olympia. This meditation group has two periods of sitting meditation, a period of walking meditation and a brief reading. 360-786-6383.

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