Save the Date: Love Thy Neighbor on September 2

Love Thy Neighbor: Pathways to Practice: Online Only

Please join us for our annual interfaith prayer service, Love Thy Neighbor: Pathways to Practice, a celebration of peace through music, prayer, and wisdom. The theme for this year’s service is “Love Thy Neighbor: Pathways to The Practice.” We will have special guests from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions joining us.  

Although we cannot come together in person during this difficult time, we look forward to listening to wonderful speakers, sacred sounds, healing music, as we learn to strengthen our love muscle to unconditionally love all our neighbors. 

The prayer service will be livestreamed at 6pm on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from The Interfaith Center’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/theineterfaithcenter

We hope you will join us online and learn how the scriptures and traditions from world religions emphasize on spiritual practices that help us deepen our love for all God’s creation. 

 We are carefully monitoring COVID-19 cases in our state. We will send out a notification if there are any needed changes to the event. 

Centering Prayer Retreat at Subiaco Monastery

Consider giving yourself the GIFT of a Centering Prayer Retreat at Subiaco Monastery, November 26–30, 2021. The retreat will have ample periods of SILENCE, three (3) Prayer/Meditation periods per day, and some teaching on the TRANSFORMATION of the false self. The Monastery/Retreat Center location is a pastoral setting in the Arkansas River Valley.

COST:

  • Private room: $350.00
  • Shared room: $250.00
  • A $50.00 NON-refundable deposit is required at time of registration.

REGISTRATION: Call Retreat Center (479) 934-1290 to reserve your place.

LEADER: Nick Cole, who has staffed retreats in Colorado and Arkansas since 1993. He was mentored by Thomas Keating, Patricia Johnson, Mary Ann Matheson, AND all the retreatants he has served. If you have questions for Nick, he may be reached at (970) 275-1170 or ngcole42@gmail.com

A retreat is a wonderful way to strengthen a meditation practice. Retreatants will be best served by having a daily practice of Centering Prayer/meditation prior to attending.

ARRIVAL: Between 3–5pm on Friday, November 26, 2021. Supper at 6pm. Opening Circle at 7pm.

DEPARTURE: After lunch on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Register for Sacred Silence Series

Join us starting Tuesday June 8
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CST

Register here.

Join us every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. to deepen your spiritual journey through the practice of Silence.

This summer Rev. Susan Sims Smith, founder of Arkansas House of Prayer and The Interfaith Center and Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM, Executive Director of Arkansas House of Prayer will lead different sessions of our Mornings of Sacred Silence July-August. They will teach about silence in an interfaith format informed by their own personal spiritual journeys. They will offer simple meditation techniques to the group, followed by a time of shared silence and open discussion with the group.

This morning session is perfect for you if you cannot take time out of a demanding work day and a busy family evening – you will leave rejuvenated with gratitude and peace that only silence can bring. Register for the class by clicking HERE. This program is free of charge.

June 8 – Silence and Resilience led by Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM

July 13 – Silence and Suffering led by Rev. Susan Sims Smith

August 10 – Silence and Hope led by Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM

September 14 – Silence and Resentment led by Rev. Susan Sims Smith

Please contact Rev. Stephanie Fox at arkansashouseofoprayer@gmail.com or call 501-821-7773 if you need additional assistance.

This series is co-sponsored by The Interfaith Center.

Join us for Outdoor Labyrinth Walks

All are welcome to join us for labyrinth community walks on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. CDT weather permitting.

St. Margaret’s and Arkansas House of Prayer are offering community labyrinth walks on Sundays.

We will continue to meet all summer on Sundays except for Sunday May 23, May 30 and July 4, in observance of St. Margaret’s picnic, Memorial Day and 4th of July.

The Rev. Cindy Fribourgh or Sister Deborah Troillett, RSM will lead a short meditation in the patio area in front of the House of Prayer. Participants may then take the short path through the woods to walk the outdoor labyrinth. Handheld labyrinths will be available for those for whom the path is difficult.

No experience is needed. A short teaching will be offered about this ancient spiritual discipline for those who are not familiar with the labyrinth. The twists and turns of the labyrinth are representative of our spiritual journey, all of which lead to God, the center.

For information, email Cindy at cfribourgh@stmargaretschurch.org or call/text 501-580-9066.

All are welcome to join us!