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)
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 is a wellbeing educator and spiritual director who currently companions individuals, teaches various seminars and lifestyle classes, leads contemplative retreats, and also serves as Program Director at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center. With a focus on contemplative soul care, John gratefully walks alongside individuals, small groups, classrooms and congregations. Recognizing how intentional pausing and listening unlocks life, John strives to engage the whole person – body, mind, soul – in the lifelong process of living well. John received his PhD in education/spirituality from Talbot School of Theology, with post-doctoral emphases in Spiritual Direction, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Enneagram Spectrum, and Wellness Coaching.