United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Contemplative Training


Mark Kutolowski Teaching on Welcoming Practice

Mark and Lisa Kutolowski and Metanoia of Vermont hosted a webinar on the Welcoming Prayer practice on March 27, 2020.  The description of it is below. At the start of the session Mark gave a twelve minute introduction that briefly…

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Message from Mark Kutolowski: Spiritual Opportunities of the Pandemic

The spiritual opportunities of the COVID-19 Coronoavirus pandemic By Mark Kutolowski I write two days after the World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus a global pandemic. News about this virus is dominating national and…

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Ash Wednesday Silent Drop-in Service 2020 

Lent began in the early church as a forty-day fast, inspired by Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  It is a time for self-emptying to let the Spirit have room to transform our heart. Lent is not about punishing our…

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Sunday, April 28th: George Kinder in Worship and Conversation

Tom’s brother George will be with us in worship and afterward for a structured circle conversation on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  George has been teaching meditation and mindfulness from a Buddhist perspective for over thirty years, although he began his…

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Centering Prayer Workshops, April 6, 2019

The Heartfulness Contemplative Training Circle will be sponsoring two workshops led by Mark Kutolowski on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with a potluck lunch in between.  They will be held in the Parish Hall of the United Church of Straffod, Vermont. …

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Heartfulness Contemplative Training Circle Zoom Gatherings

NOTE: The Heartfulness Circle is gathering on line for conversation on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern Time.  All are welcome to this who are interested in or are practicing mindfulness and meditation, or heartfulness and centering prayer. This…

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Ash Wednesday Silent Drop-in Service  

Lent began in the early church as a forty-day fast, inspired by Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  It is a time for self-emptying to let the Spirit have room to transform our heart. Lent is not about punishing our…

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Heartfulness Contemplative Book Study for Lent 2018

The participants in our Contemplative Advent program requested an ongoing group to learn and practice more.  Pastor Tom Kinder and Lisa and Mark Kutolowski are launching Heartfulness Contemplative Training, a program that will offer a weekly gathering for contemplative training…

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Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop February 10th

You are invited to attend an introductory workshop on Centering Prayer in the Parish Hall on Saturday, February 10th from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM, led by Mark Kutolowski who will be assisted by Lisa Kutolowski and Pastor Tom Kinder. …

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