The Urban Well at Saint James

A source for contemplative practices

The Urban Well at Saint James is a downtown Lancaster source for contemplative prayer and practices to refresh and meet the needs of people seeking a more life-sustaining way.

At the Urban Well, diverse people with different faiths gather in a spirit of humility and openness. We learn from experts, experienced practitioners and from one another how to quiet the noise of everyday life and how to find both energy, serenity and rest.

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

A Wisdom Way of Knowing
Marcella Kraybill-Greggo An experiential three-part series introducing the rhythm andtools of Wisdom, as a way of knowing, that engages and harmonizes our heart, mind and movement. Click here to learn more!

Mercy Seminar
The Rev. David Peck and Prof. Randall Zachman Winter, spring and summer terms culminating in a journey to Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem in early November. For those who are seeking to deepen their understanding of God‘s mercy and shalom in the world from an interfaith perspective. Click here to learn more and register.