Centering Prayer Groups

We have groups meeting in-person and via Zoom! Please join us for prayer and community.

Individuals who have attended introductions to Centering Prayer or Lectio Divina are invited to join an existing centering prayer group, or even start a new one if there is enough interest.

Groups generally meet weekly or every other week. A meeting will consist of a period of Centering Prayer and possibly some sharing/study. Videos and books by Fr. Keating and other Contemplative Outreach authors are used to deepen understanding of this spiritual practice. Over time these small faith communities build trust and unity while encouraging each other in the practice of the prayer and possible service outside the group to the chapter and all prayer groups as a whole.

COSTL has Centering Prayer Groups meeting throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area as well as across the river in the Metro-East (Illinois) and in southern Missouri. The groups are listed by day of the week and the meeting place (if in-person) includes a geographic location/zip code so that you may more quickly locate a prayer group close to you. Please note that some groups are restricted to individuals participating in a 12 Step program.

While most groups have open membership, group size and meeting space do limit the ability to accept additional members at any given time. Check the Prayer Group list below to see if the group is open or closed to new members, or if the group prefers that you ask. If you find a group that you are interested in visiting or joining, please call or email the group’s contact/facilitator. Or, you may reach out to Susie Brent, 314-852-4719 or 

St. Louis Metro Area and Other Areas ‐ Meditation Prayer Groups & Meetings

MonWeekly2:45-4:00 pmMary Mother of the ChurchJoe Himmelberg 314-488-8982 joehimmelberg@yahoo.comOpenZoom 841 0011 9348 Password 578241
Mon1st & 3rd3:30‐4:45pmHoly SpiritInvitation to Love by Thomas KeatingKarlye Keleher 314-346-4973 karlyekeher1@gmail.comClosedHoly Spirit Parish, 3130 Parkwood Lane
Mon1st & 3rd6:30-8:00pmCommunity of Christ ChurchSpiritual Journey Video SeriesJill Orr 314-805-0487 orrmjm@charter.netOpenCommunity of Christ Church 830 N. Kirkwood Rd.
Mon2nd & 4th12‐1:30pmWebster GrovesSusan Kramer 314‐791‐7846OpenZoom
MonWeekly7:30‐8:30pmManchester United MethodistChurchAdele Niblack pa.niblack@att.netOpenZoom
TueWeekly9:30‐11:00amChurch of the ShepherdIn PersonCheryl Leas 636‐577‐1791 greglleas@gmail.comAskChurch of the Shepherd 1601 Woodstone Drive
Tue/ FriWeeklyTues 1:30-3:00pm Fri 1:00-2:30pmCentering Prayer/Lectioon Zoom – Too Deep for Words by Thelma HallSandy Johnson 314‐313‐9336 OpenZoom
Wed2nd & 4th4 W 2pmLafayette Park UMCInvitation to Love by Thomas KeatingDee Hawkins (502) 802-6771 drdeehawk@gmail.comOpenLafayette Park UMC 2300 Lafayette Ave, StL 63104
WedWeekly8:30‐9:30amSt. Margaret of ScotlandJane Rhoda 314‐771‐7022 jane.h.rhoda@gmail.comOpenSt. Margaret of Scotland 3854 Flad Ave. STlL 63110; enter
WedWeekly1:00‐2:00pmNaomi HouseSusie Stolz 314‐562‐6927OpenNaomi House 3393 McKelvey Road
ThurWeekly6:30‐7:30pmChurch of the ShepherdTaking a break for the summer. Meetings will resume after Labor Day.Cheryl Leas 636‐577‐1791 greglleas@gmail.comAskZoom 937 9818 9303 pw Center
WedWeekly7:15-8:15pmChurch of the Holy CommunionHybrid MeetingHilarie Hunt hihunt7@yahoo.comOpenIn Person & Virtual 7401 Delmar Blvd., University City,MO 6313
Thur1st & 3rd6:30-8:00 pmAll Saints-St. PetersIntimacy with God by Thomas Keating I WED Beginning in August 1 & 3Wil Girresch 636-399-7835 wgirresch@yahoo.comOpenAll Saints -St. Peters Parish Ministry Center, 310 Cardinal Place,
FriWeeklyF 1:00‐2:30pmCentering Prayer/Lectioon Zoom – Too Deep for Words by Thelma HallSandy Johnson 314‐313‐9336 shjohns665@gmail.comOpenZoom

Illinois Groups

Wed2nd & 4th7:00‐8:00pmSt. ClareMary Housman 618‐228‐7412 mary.m.housman@gmail.comOpenFaith Lutheran Church Youth Ctr, 530 E. US‐50
Sat2nd & 4th10:00‐11:30amSt. Paul UCCStephen Schmidt 618‐972‐8800 OpenSt. Paul UCC, 115 B Street

Southern MO

MonWeekly5:30pmChrist Episcopal ChurchSteve Essner 573‐382‐2693 steveessner@gmail.comOpenZoom
SatWeekly8:30‐9:30amCP Meditation CircleBob Towner 573‐225‐9491 robinart149@gmail.comOpenChrist Episcopal Church‐in the sanctuary; 101 N. Fountain

12 Step Groups

M, T, W, Th, FWeekly8:00‐9:00am11th Step for 12 Step PeopleLaura Gerren 314‐201‐6906  OpenZoom 810 7145 5560 pw meditation
M, T, W, Th, FWeekly11:00amConscious CompanionshipSusie B. 314‐852‐4719 susiebrent@me.comOpenZoom 933‐657 946 pw Meditation
TuesdayWeekly12-1:00pmOpen AA 11th StepFirst Congretional Church 10 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63112
TueWeekly7:00‐8:00pmOpen AA 11th StepJoelle M mitchelljoelle1@gmail.comCrossfit Happy Streets Gym 4503 Chouteau St. Louis, MO 63110
TueWeekly7:00‐8:00pmOpen AA 11th StepJoelle M mitchelljoelle1@gmail.comOpenZoom 892 685 972 pw meditation
WedWeekly6:30‐7:30pmOpen 11th Step for 12 StepLaura Gerren 314‐201‐6906  OpenZoom 811 7438 6194 pw meditation
WedWeekly7:00‐8:00pmOpen AA 11th StepJoelle M mitchelljoelle1@gmail.comOpenSamuel United Church of Christ 320 N Forsyth Blvd. Clayton, MO
ThursdayWeekly12-1:00pmOpen AA 11th StepFirst Congretional Church10 West Lockwood, WG MO 63122
SatWeekly10:30-11:30amWomen’s 11th Step AAOpenMaplewood Methodist Church 7409 Flora,Maplewood,MO
SatWeekly11:00am‐noon12 Step CP GroupJoelle M mitchelljoelle1@gmail.comOpenSamuel United Church of Christ 320 N Forsyth Blvd. Clayton, MO
SatWeekly11:00am‐noonCP Book Study 12 StepJim M, 314‐657‐7234 jmac150@sbcglobal.netOpenZoom 259 509 824 pw meditation
SunWeekly9:00‐10:00amOpen AA 11th StepJim M, 314‐657‐7234 jmac150@sbcglobal.netOpenSteps Alano Club 3974 Humphrey, St. Louis, MO 63116
SunWeekly9:00‐10:00amOpen AA 11th Stepsie B. 314‐852‐4719 susiebrent@me.comOpenZoom 429‐232‐739 pw meditation

Facilitator Note: Please notify Susie Brent, 314-852-4719 or of any updates/corrections to the Prayer Group list.

To download a current list of groups, click here:

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