Contemplative Ministries

The mainstay of The Center’s Contemplative Ministries is Centering Prayer.

Working in cooperation with Contemplative Outreach Northwest (CONW), we offer teachings on contemplative topics such as Lectio Divina, the Welcoming Prayer, forgiveness, soul friending, and contemplative discernment. We also host CONW’s “11th Step Fest,” an enrichment day for those in 12-step recovery practicing Centering Prayer.  Contemplative Ministries fosters forming of small spiritual support and exploration groups and supports continuing groups as they deepen in their spiritual growth.

There are three groups going currently (virtually, if they are not on break now due to Covid-19) via St. Andrew’s:

•CP CONNECT is on break until fall. You can contact Linda Knickerbocker or Deborah Easter, who are the current facilitators of this group, for updates or to join. Linda Knickerbocker:, Deborah Easter:

•Spiritual Journey (a group watching and reflecting on the Keating tapes) is still going virtually under Susan Kraemer’s leadership. You can reach Sue at with any questions or to join in.

A NEW Centering Prayer group was started in the winter (2019) by now retired Lay Paster of St. Andrew’s, Cherry Haisten.  More information on the status of this group to come!