As you can see below, we offer a variety of programs throughout the year ranging from book discussions/subject lectures that last a few hours, to days of reflection, weekend and week-long retreats.
You may initiate the registration process for any of our programs by clicking on the program name below. You may pay online using a credit card, or you may choose to mail in a check. Please note that registration for all of our programs is complete upon receipt of payment.
Download a printable Spring 2019 Program Brochure.
Men and women of all ages and ability levels are welcomed into this relaxing, safe and spacious environment where we build flexibility, strength, and balance while learning stress management and mindfulness techniques to quiet the mind, increase concentration, and build body confidence and holistic health.
June 17, July 16, Aug 15While typically only “open” from dawn to dusk, we are offering special evenings (weather and clouds permitting)where you may stop by to enjoy a self-guided meditative walk in our Labyrinth during evenings with a full moon. Staff will be available from 8:00-9: 30 p.m. Free. No registration. We suggest you… Continue reading Full Moon Labyrinth Walk – June 17, July 16, & Aug 15
This class will explore practices and benefits of mindfulness and provide support in establishing a daily practice.
June 2: Mary Oliver
June 9: Rainer Maria Rilke
June 23: Rumi
Fly toward a secret sky or wonder about your one, wild and precious life with three poet-mystics from three cultures.
Sunday, June 9, 7:00-8:00 pm Celebrate Pentecost with Song, Silence and Scripture in the style of Taizé monastery in France. The simple and beautiful chant music is dedicated to the renewal of spirits and the healing of our planet. The repetitive nature of the chanted prayer can promote a kind of inner unity of the… Continue reading Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service – Sunday, June 9th
NOTE: Additional Rooms have just been added! See below Come to the Quiet -Silent Retreat: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16This retreat has minimal structure, is guided rather than preached or directed. You are welcome to meet with the retreat director for informal spiritual companioning. For more information about Come to the Quiet –… Continue reading Come to the Quiet – Silent Retreat June 14 – 16th
God Will Delight is a joyful celebration of David Haas and Lori True’s contribution to the world of congregational song. This compilation of eighteen of David and Lori’s most cherished works – taken from their most popular recordings – includes such classics as “You Are Mine,” “One Lord,” “A Place at the Table,” and “Blest Are They.”… Continue reading God Will Delight: A concert with David Haas and Lori True – Friday, June 28th
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch included note: Registration begins at 9 a.m. Come spend the day reflecting, praying and discerning who you are truly meant to be. Our time together will include music and prayer, wisdom from theologians and prophets, silence and sharing. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to intentionally walk the path toward… Continue reading Show By Your Life, A Call to Holiness Retreat with David Haas and Lori True – Saturday, June 29th
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center WelcomesThe Program for Psychology & Religion at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine InstituteDate: Wednesday, July 31, 2019Time: Check-in: 8:30am / Workshop: 9:00am – Noon (Lunch not provided.) There is little more frightening for a youth minister than when a young person confides that they are having thoughts of harming or killing… Continue reading Pastoral Responses to Adolescent Depression & Anxiety: Preventing Crisis and Suicide in the Church’s Youth – July 31
Sunday, August 4, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Take time to respond from your heart to the whimsy and wisdom in Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Known for his humor and heart-catching and accessible style, Billy Collins’s poetry delights. As Frost said, “A poem should begin in delight and end in wisdom.” Such is this fine poet’s way.Join… Continue reading Whimsy & Wisdom: The Poetry of Billy Collins – August 4
A retreat led by Anne Kertz KernionFriday, August 23 & Saturday August 24, 2019Friday, Aug. 23: Check in after 4:30p.m. /Dinner at 5:30p.m./ Retreat 7:00-9:00p.m.Saturday, Aug. 24: 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (Lunch included.) Our spiritual habits affect our physical and emotional health in a variety of ways. We’ll explore recent findings in neuroscience and positive psychology, showing how… Continue reading Neuroscience, Contemplative Practices & Well-Being: How Spirituality Affects our Health and DNA – August 23 – 24
Presented by Anne Kertz KernionSunday, August 25 ▪ 1:30-3:30pm Our smartphones and computers are wonders, but they bring some not-so-wonderful consequences (like reduced focus, concentration, and memory) to our brains, bodies, and spiritual lives. We will explore the ramifications of tech overuse and how several spiritual practices have been shown to help thwart those detrimental… Continue reading Digital Distraction: Technology, Our Brains, and Spiritual Practices – August 25
Mindfulness in Nature: Saturday, October 5, 2019Check in: 8:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Bring a bag lunch) Experience mindfulness meditation outside, in a small group, being present to yourself and your relationship to nature. Learn about Mindfulness, practice sitting and lying down meditations, experience mindful eating, walking meditation, and mindful nature activities. No prior… Continue reading Mindfulness in Nature – October 5, 2019