Reflections on the 1980s and COVID-19

Just before the COVID-19 tsunami hit the United States, I spent a restless and sleepless night with general disquiet. Normally, I like the night for the quiet and peace that it usually brings. While many faith traditions seem to associate the night with Darkness or Evil, I find peace in…

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Quiet Forest Photos–Spring 2020

For many, March 2020 means COVID-19: fear, anxiety, isolation, and worry. Many remain quarantined in homes deprived of nature. Yet, quiet worship offers some solace. And quiet worship with views of nature may offer even more solace. For those who cannot get-outside, quietly ponder each photo during your daily, quiet…

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QuietChurch.org Starting Online Meeting for Worship Church Services

QuietChurch.org plans to offer online meeting for worship, quiet church services starting on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 7:00PM (EST). Use the free Zoom application on PC, MAC, Linux, iPhone, or Android to access the meeting. Zoom Login for QuietChurch Start time: 7:00PM End Time:…

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Clarks Summit Church Hosts QuietChurch Services 2019

Need a quiet, time-out during the Holidays? Need some quiet time to reflect and think? Countryside Community Church invites community members to the QuietChurch services scheduled on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, and on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. QuietChurch allows adults time to…

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Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night, all is calm… Silent night, holy night.All is calm, all is brightRound yon Virgin, Mother and ChildHoly Infant so tender and mildSleep in heavenly peaceSleep in heavenly peace.Silent Night, Holy Night UMC Hymn #239, J. Mohr Starting with a single, reverent word, silent,…

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Lectio Divina and Quiet Worship

[Lectio Divina’s] natural movement is towards greater simplicity, with less and less talking and more listening. Gradually the words of Scripture begin to dissolve and the Word is revealed before the eyes of our heart.Order of Carmelites…

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C.S. Lewis—Evil Loves Noise

In 1942, C.S. Lewis suggested that noise and clamor serve Evil. Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell—though longer ago than humans, reckoning in light years, could express—no square inch of infernal space and…

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Quiet Worship: Gallop Poll Provides Insights

A recent Gallop poll may shed light on why 52% of poll respondents seldom or never attend church even though they regularly attended church as children or youths. The poll asked: Please say whether each of the following is a major reason, a minor reason or not…

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