Guild Quiet Days

Guild Quiet Days

Guild Quiet Days are offered as a time to be together in silence, followed by individual silent time. They often include a simple meal of soup and bread or light refreshment, beverages, and spiritual conversation. They are sponsored by Guild leaders on a monthly basis at various locations in Maine. 

Quiet Days are materially supported by hosts and participants in accord with each person’s gifts and talents. If you are interested in forming a Guild Quiet Day in your area, please contact Lyta Seddig at holylisteningmdi@gmail.com or 207-244-7887.

Brunswick Area
Host: Nancy Collins, 207-373-0336
This inviting group meets on Saturday every other month at rotating addresses. We hope you can join us. Feel free to bring a friend if you would like. As usual, we will start gathering between 9:00 and 9:30 and will begin our meditation at 9:30. The format will be: an opening poem, 20 minutes of meditation/centering prayer, silence until lunch time, a simple soup lunch eaten in silence, then a short period of sharing.  During the silent time you may sit, read, write, draw, relax, walk the labyrinth, or do whatever suits your fancy. We will end by 1:30. To RSVP contact Nancy at nancy.collins.phd@gmail.com or 207-373-0336.  If you would like to help out by bringing cheese and crackers, fruit, bread, or cookies, please let us know.

Mount Desert Island, Seal Cove

Various facilitators: The Alcyon Center. Phone: 244.1060 for directions

Quiet Days. 1st Friday of the month, 9:00 – 1:00 am; occasionally 2nd Friday. *Check Alcyon website calendar each month to confirm. Communal silence and simple shared meal. Lunch question asked each month: “How is it with your soul?”  From 3 – 15 people; free; donations appreciated.

Steuben and Cherryfield

Hosts: Marty Resotko, 546.9724 or mresotko@gmail.com and Bonnie Johnson, call or text 207.546.6101

Gathers on the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 12:30 at the Weald Bethel Community Center in Cherryfield for contemplative prayer and silence, followed by a light potluck lunch and conversation. There are beautiful walking trails by the river, and a labyrinth. This is an interfaith group and all are welcome.

Waldoboro
Host: Beury Simons: 790-8407 or cbeurys@yahoo.com.
Generally meets second Mondays of the month from May – October. Meetings are 12:30 – 4:00, at the home of Beury and Ellee Simons, 670 Bremen Road, Waldoboro. Beverages and light refreshment are offered. All are welcome.  For more information and directions, please contact Beury at (207) 790-8407 (after May 7th) or (207)522-5507 (anytime), or the above e-mail.

Newburyport, Massachusetts 

Faciitator: Victoria Londergan: victoria.londergan@gmail.com

A Quiet Day is offered as a time to be together in silence, followed by individual silent time. It includes a simple meal of soup and bread or light refreshment, beverages, and spiritual conversation

This contemplative group will meet on Saturday, March 21st, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church on High Street in Newburyport, MA. We hope you can join us. Feel free to bring a friend if you would like. We will start gathering between 9:00 and 9:30 and will begin our meditation at 9:30. The format will be: an opening prayer practice of prayerful movement, chant and lectio Divina followed by 20 minutes of meditation/centering prayer, and then silence until lunch time, a simple soup eaten in silence, then a period of sharing for those who wish to share.  During the silent time you may sit, read, write, draw, relax, walk the labyrinth, or do whatever draws you. We will end by 1:00. To RSVP contact Victoria.