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 northern New England.

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 us at [email protected]

“Angels Above Us” by Cynthia Tokos

Brunswick Area

Host: Nancy Collins, 207-373-0336 or [email protected]

The Brunswick Area Quiet Days have been suspended until after the pandemic is over.  In the meantime, we are very fortunate to be able to join the Brunswick/Topsham Area Contemplative Gathering which meets weekly via Zoom. Quiet Day participants are invited to contact Rick Wile at [email protected] to join the weekly gathering.

In non-pandemic times, 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. We start gathering around 9 am and begin our meditation at 9:30 am.

The format is an opening poem, 20 minutes of meditation and centering prayer, silence until lunchtime, 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 end by 1:30 pm. To RSVP, contact Nancy. If you would like to help out by bringing cheese, crackers, fruit, bread, or cookies, please let us know.

Mount Desert Island/Seal Cove

Facilitator: The Alcyon Center, 207.244.1060 for directions

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

Cherryfield

Hosts: Marty Resotko at 207.812.0070 or [email protected] and Bonnie Johnson, call or text 207.546.6101

The Cherryfield Quiet Day is now gathering virtually on the last Saturday of the month, starting at 9 AM for checking in with each other, followed by a short reading before a 20-minute contemplative sit, and ending by 10:30 am after reflections on our time together.   New attendees are welcome. Contact Marty for the electronic link.

In non-pandemic times, the Cherryfield Quiet Day meets on the last Saturday of the month at the Community Building (former Chapel) of the Downeast Campus of the Maine Seacoast Mission in Cherryfield from 9 am – 12:30 pm. 

We share contemplative prayer and silence and end with a light potluck lunch. There are beautiful trails to walk along the river and a labyrinth. This is an interfaith group and all are welcome. Contact Marty or Bonnie.

Waldoboro

Host: Beury Simons, 207-790-8407, or [email protected].

The Waldoboro Quiet Day has continued to meet at our home where we can safely have 6-7 people with social distancing. We had plenty of windows open and people were able to sit well apart so we took our masks off for most of the time. We will meet in November before we head south for the winter.

In non-pandemic times, generally meets the third Mondays of the month from May – October. Meetings are 12:30 – 4:00 pm at the home of Beury and Ellee Simons, 670 Bremen Road, Waldoboro.

Beverages and light refreshments are offered. All are welcome. For more information and directions, please contact Beury at (207) 790-8407 (after May 12th) or Eli at (207)522-5507 (anytime), or the above e-mail.

Newburyport, Massachusetts 

Faciitator: Victoria Londergan, [email protected]

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 meets at St Paul’s Episcopal Church on High Street in Newburyport, MA.

Please contact Victoria Londergan for the date when the group will be meeting. We hope you can join us. Feel free to bring a friend if you would like.

We will start gathering around 9 am and will begin our meditation at 9:30 am. The format will be: an opening prayer practice of prayerful movement, chant, and Lectio Divina followed by 20 minutes of meditation and centering prayer, then silence until lunchtime, a simple soup eaten in silence.

Then, a period of sharing for those who wish to share. You may sit, read, write, draw, relax, walk the labyrinth, or whatever draws you during the silent time. We will end at 1 pm. To RSVP, contact Victoria.