The Urban Well at Saint James

A source for contemplative practices

Join a growing spiritual community at The Urban Well.

The Urban Well at Saint James is a source for contemplative prayer and practices. Online and in person we learn to be more centered, conscious and compassionate in our world.

At The Urban Well, diverse people from different faith traditions gather in a spirit of humility and openness. We learn from outstanding theologians and practitioners as well as from one another how to deepen our spirituality and connect with our communities.

Together with our local, regional and international partners we welcome all to The Urban Well who thirst for a deeper relationship with people, with the planet and with God.

Tuesday 8 AM Meditation

Online and in the chapel

Click here to join meditation Tuesday mornings with Allen Rushmer. (This link can be used for every Tuesday morning meditation on Zoom).

Thursday 8 AM Meditation

Online and in the chapel

Click here to join meditation Thursday mornings with Allen Rushmer. (This link can be used for every Thursday morning meditation on Zoom).

Friday Morning Meditation, 6:45 AM

Click here to join Friday Morning Meditation each Friday with Mel Lucht. (This link can be used for every Friday Morning  Meditation on Zoom.)

An Epiphany Quiet Day Retreat

Howard Thurman – Meditations for the Heart & World

Friday, January 29, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981)

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.—Howard Thurman

Join Glenn Mitchell from Oasis Ministries along with Kimberlee Peifer, for a Quiet Day of reflection on the life and teachings of Howard Thurman—a gifted theologian, philosopher, author and educator who dedicated his life to helping others establish an inner climate for mental and spiritual growth.

The Urban Well partners with Oasis to provide this retreat day in the season of Epiphany. In the tradition of our Quiet Days there will be a rhythm of presentation, retreat space for reflection and meditation and times to share with the larger community.

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The Urban Well is a registered trademark of Saint James Episcopal Church.

Mindful Yoga with Louise Konrath

Online (Tuesdays only) and in the parish house

Yoga and mindfulness are closely associated. Yoga is typically considered a practice of physical postures; and mindfulness is the mental practice of paying attention in the present moment. The aim of both, and when used together, is to achieve a higher level of connection between the mind, body, and spirit.

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