Contemplative Christmas

Contemplative Christmas

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Draw Near to Emmanuel.

The holidays can hold many emotions—joy, celebration, stress, and obligation, of course, but also grief, pain, and anger. Christmas reminds us that God is with us through all of our feelings and experiences, and God welcomes them all. Join us for this special evening of spending unhurried time with God through several contemplative practices (including prayer and meditation) focused on the themes of Christmas.

Join us Thursday, December 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at The Perch for this in-person workshop!

      Comfortable clothing is encouraged as you'll be invited to sit comfortably during our practices. You will also be invited to take your shoes off if you'd like. Masks are required for all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

      About the Presenter

      Amy Jackson is founder and director of The Perch located in Aurora, Illinois. She is the author of Unhurried: A 52-Week Meditative Bible Reading Guide, an RYT-200 yoga teacher, and a certified Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator. Jackson also holds an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry from Wheaton College. She spends time leading retreats, teaching about soul care, and training church leaders. She has served on staff at several churches and is a former small-group minister. She is passionate about helping people discover their calling and live out that calling in healthy, God-honoring ways.


      What will we do during this workshop?

      Amy Jackson will lead us through several contemplative practices focused on the themes of Christmas, including meditation and prayer. It will be a quiet, relaxing evening inviting you to spend time with God.

      Is this workshop only for women?

      No! As always, workshops, retreats, and cohorts offered by The Perch are open to all adults.

      What should I bring to the workshop?

      Comfortable clothing is encouraged as you'll have an opportunity to sit comfortably during our practices. You'll also be invited to take off your shoes if you'd like. You may want to bring a journal for our practices, but I'll also provide paper if you don't have any. Masks must be worn during our workshop regardless of vaccination status.

      What if I've never done these practices before?

      No problem at all! I'll guide you every step of the way. No prior experience necessary.

      Will this workshop be offered virtually?

      This particular workshop is taking place in-person at The Perch.

      I have additional questions. How can I contact you?

      If you have questions about the workshop, don’t hesitate to reach out! Email Amy at