Emmanuel United will be hosting A Week of Guided Prayer for the Community of the United Church of Canada in Waterloo from Sunday, March 23 to Saturday March 29. The theme for this week is “Connecting With God”.This program is an opportunity for an individual to reflect on the scripture and to talk with a trained companion to discuss what they have gleaned from the scriptures and reading that they will be provided with each day.
During the opening on Sunday afternoon, March 23 there will guidance given on how you could reflect on the scriptures as well as an introduction to the theme for the week.
A half hour is spent at your home and a half hour is spent at the church with a companion. This is a way a person can take a retreat for a week in the middle of their busy life.
On the Friday evening March 28, we will be having a labyrinth in the fellowship hall which will be lighted by candles for retreatants as well as members of our church community.
On Saturday morning March 29, the week of guided prayer will close with a Celebration which includes communion.