Be/Still

Tuesday, October 27 // 6:30p

Our next Be/Still contemplative prayer gathering will be ONLINE only on October 27. Please use this link to register  to receive the invitation for the virtual event.

Be/Still is our monthly contemplative prayer gathering.  Our goal is for it to be a shared time in quiet and listening. So, as you enter the time, you will be invited to quiet your heart and be present to God’s presence with you. We will have a short reading/quiet meditation on Scripture followed by a 20 minute time of Centering Prayer. At the end, we will leave the space quietly and bless one another as we go. There are times for a more talkative connection with one another and our heart for Be/Still is to protect this space from talking and chatting so that we can be present to God with one another. The time of our gathering will be approximately 45 minutes.

Location: Online – use link above to receive the virtual meeting invitation.

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Spiritual Formation and Race

Friday, October 30, 2020 // 12:00p

Location: Online

Ted Wueste and John Talley ( Executive Pastor, Roosevelt Community Church) will share regarding the concept of our formation in Christ and the issue of race. Sharing personal stories as well as what the Scriptures say, our heart is to give some theological and practical context to the movement for change in our world. We will also have a time of question and response.

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24 Hour Silent Prayer Retreat

November 6-7 // 5:00pm

Jesus said to His disciples, “Come away away with me.” It is often noted in the Gospels that Jesus went to lonely or desolate place. Retreat and withdrawal is time tested spiritual discipline that is vital for nurturing and giving space for our life with God. In this retreat, retreatants will share in a time of orientation after a meal and then enter into silence for approximately 24 hours. Two meals will be taken together in silence and the 24 hours will end with a debrief/time of reflection and prayer. Spiritual direction will be available during this time as well. We have reserved ample space for social distancing. Cost includes one night of lodging, three meals and all materials that will be provided.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center (Click here for a full presentation of the FRC’s new procedures and protocols)

Cost: $165 Regular Registration, $149 General Membership Registration, $140 Professional Membership Registration

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Soul Care for Pastors and Leaders

Wednesday, November 11 // 10:00am-2:00pm

Jesus invited His disciples to “come and rest for a while.” The demands of ministry are always a challenge and in this season, even more so. Take a half day retreat to care for your soul. (Note: this is a week after the election for President and will certainly be a time to stop and rest) The day will include spacious time to rest, reflect and renew through prayer, solitude, and sharing.

There will be a free book and a Chick-fil-A gift card for the first 20 people who register!

Led by Danny Mullins and Ted Wueste

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center

Cost: $39 Regular Registration, $35 General Membership Registration, $33 Professional Membership – covers materials, lunch, retreat center room

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The Franciscan Renewal Center is taking serious precautions for COVID and our space will accommodate social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be aplenty and we will wear masks if that is still appropriate at this time.


2021 events:

  • February 5-6: SFSAZ Annual Conference (see below)
  • April: Wilderness Pilgrim Retreat
  • August: Formational Leader Retreat

2021 Annual Conference

Hearing God’s Voice with plenary presentations from Dr. Susan Currie, Dr. Neal Siler, and Dr. Ted Wueste

We desire deeply to hear God’s voice in our lives. The Scriptures call us to listen. How do we do that? How do we know if we are hearing God’s voice? What are the roadblocks and pathways to a listening life? 

6 plenary sessions, worship and prayer, over 10 workshops, and the opportunity to connect with others. 

Feb 5-6, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.

This is a great conference for spiritual directors, pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone who has a desire to live a “listening life.”

Click here for more information and to register.