Spiritual Practices

An introduction to Christian Spiritual Practices

Welcome to this website dedicated to Christian Spiritual Practices. This site is maintained by Andre Auger, and is an adjunct to Harcourt Memorial United Church in Guelph, ON. We assume you are visiting these pages because you have an interest in – or at least a curiosity about – spiritual life.

The website explains what spiritual practice is, resources to explain various practices and links to a variety of practices from beginner to advanced.

https://www.spiritualpractice.ca

JOIN A READING CLUB

Broadview  (magazine)

A Broadview Reading Club is a discussion group that meets once a month — in person or online — to discuss articles from the current issue. The reading groups provide a way to reach out, engage and further reflect on the stories of faith, justice and spirituality that are included in each issue of the magazine.

http://broadview.org/readingclubs

READ A REFLECTIVE BLOG DAILY OR WEEKLY

Dr. Christine Jerrett publishes a blog “Reflections on being the Church in God’s new creation”.

This is one (of many) blogspots by United Church ministers.

This weekly blog includes poetry, prayers and sermons. Subscribe to get it delivered directly to your inbox.

https://christinejerrett.wordpress.com/

JOIN A DISCUSSION OR STUDY GROUP

Tea on Tuesday – a spirited discussion group

For more details see Tea on Tuesday on the M.U.C. events tab. If you would like to share in this spirited discussion regularly, occasionally or just once, phone the church 705-722-6331 to get the ZOOM connection. 

ENGAGE IN MEDITATION OR PRAYER

There is a wide range of forms of prayer and meditation. All are designed in some way to introduce reflective silence and “availability” to the Divine. Some of these forms are explained are explained at this website:

http://spiritualpractice.ca/what/what-2/the-common-christian-practices/meditation/forms-of-meditation/

ENGAGE IN DAILY DEVOTIONS

God Pause – Lutheran Seminary

A daily devotional – subscribe to have it delivered directly to your inbox. Devotional includes: scripture or hymn verses, brief reflection and a short prayer.

https://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/