Election Day Prayer Vigil

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Amid the uncertainties and rhetoric dividing our nation on Election Day, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 3rd for a time of reflection and prayer.  Using the Liturgy of the Hours as our hours of prayer at 9:00 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm, we are creating a safe, non-partisan ONLINE space as we unite our hearts with readings and silence.  Each session will be 30 minutes in length as we sit with each other and God, and pray that people of faith and goodwill will lead our nation into the future with justice and peace.  We place our hope in the Divine One who is always at work and present everywhere, regardless of who is living in the White House.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are gratefully accepted to support our ministry during COVID shutdown. Thank you.

NOTE: A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you upon registration.

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.  

John Kiemele

John Kiemele, PhD, is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge. With a focus on contemplative soul care, John walks alongside individuals and groups assisting them with life-giving connections and wellbeing practices. Recognizing how intentional pausing and deep listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. He is Director Emeritus of a dispersed community of contemplative companions in the greater Seattle area called Selah Center, former Executive Director of SoulStream Initiatives in western Canada, and is an ordained clergy having served congregations across the US and Canada. John received his PhD in education/spirituality with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.