Spiritual practices

We are committed to being a community that nurtures the spirit and practices what we believe.  To that end we offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual and emotional nurture and growth.

Every Monday evening at 7:30  pm , a different contemplative practice will be offered to quiet the soul and nurture the spirit. Come as you can, in the Sanctuary unless otherwise posted. **

First Monday of the month:

stained-glass1Introduction to Meditation with Sharon Brain   7:30-8:30 pm

Whether you have meditated for years, or are just beginning, you are welcome to this monthly evening of meditation practice. We will begin each evening with instruction, then we will practice together. Much of the meditation practice is silent: some guided meditations will also be offered.  Our goal is to encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Sharon Brain began practicing Vipassana Meditation in 2003. She has a daily meditation practice and has attended many silent retreats these past years. She is a member of the MSUC community and lives in Deep Cove with her husband Roger.


Second Monday of the month:

IgnatianSpiritualityIgnatian Spirituality with Rev. Nancy Talbot     7:30-9:00 pm

This group follows the traditions of Ignatian Spirituality using scripture and everyday life experiences to access the Divine. We begin with a brief check-in and some teaching about a prayer method. We sing together and then for 20-30 minutes are engaged in an individual contemplative prayer experience. We close with a simple ritual.

Rev. Nancy is a trained Spiritual Director who has been practicing Ignatian Spirituality for over 20 years.


Third Monday of the month:

Soul-Collage1SoulCollage® with Carol Pettigrew     7:30-9:30 pm

SoulCollage® is a process through which you contact your intuition and create cards that have deep personal meaning and will help you with life’s questions. Bring a collection of images that appeal to you. There will be magazines and time to choose images as well.

Carol Pettigrew is a retired elementary school teacher who has taught a wide variety of art classes over the years, including SoulCollage®.  Carol is a member of MSUC and is an active member of the Worship Team and Liturgical Arts.


Fourth Monday of the month:

Lectio-divinaLectio Divina with Anne  Ellis 7:30-8:30 pm

Lectio Divina means ‘Holy or Sacred Reading’. It is a very old Christian prayer-form that is the slow and contemplative praying of the scriptures. Lectio Divina is both a practice for community while also being deeply personal.  Come experience what the Divine wishes you to hear.  Lectio Divina is also offered on Friday mornings at 9:15am.

Anne Ellis has been part of the MSUC community for over 25 years, and leads our Children and Family Ministry.  She is passionate about Spiritual Practices, particularly Lectio, which she has led for 2 years.

**Note: due to statutory holidays and facilitator vacations, the Spiritual Practice schedule vary from time to time. Changes will be posted on our updated church calendar as well as in the weekly bulletins.

‘The Work’ at Mount Seymour United

TheWork1The Work is a simple and powerful process that enables us to work directly and effectively with the beliefs and thoughts that keep us stuck, cause stress and limit our ability to think creatively and act wisely.  Trained facilitator Caitlin Frost has been offering workshops in The Work at Mount Seymour for the past few years and is also available for one on one coaching.

By learning to identify, and then inquire into our own thinking with The Work, we can transform the way we think about our problems, access powerful insights and shift underlying stressful and limiting patterns. This opens up new possibilities in our thinking and actions, and enables us to be more effective, intelligent, connected and happy in all areas of our lives and work.

Friday Morning Lectio Divina (Drop-in)

Lectio Divina with Anne  Ellis every Friday Morning in the Sanctuary 9:15-10:15 am.

Lectio-divinaLectio Divina means ‘Holy or Sacred Reading’. It is a very old Christian prayer-form that is the slow and contemplative praying of the scriptures. Lectio Divina is both a practice for community while also being deeply personal.  Come experience what the Divine wishes you to hear. 

Lectio Divina is also offered on the 4th Monday evening of the month as a part of our Monday Night Spiritual Practices.

Anne Ellis has been part of the MSUC community for over 25 years, and leads our Children and Family Ministry.  She is passionate about Spiritual Practices, particularly Lectio, which she has led for 2 years.

Weekly Service

10:00 AM - approx. 11:15 am Sundays
Join us for coffee, tea, and visiting after the service.

Children & Youth Programs available.
Communion: First Sunday of every month. All ages or faith traditions welcome.
Intergenerational services: Approximately once a month. Children are invited to stay for the whole worship service.

Directions

Mt Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2X9

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Contact Us

Phone: 604-929-1336
Rev. Nancy's Private Phone: 604-929-4114
Email: mtsuc@shaw.ca

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