NEW LOCATION: Epiphany Celebration & Potluck – Sunday, January 7, 2024, 1:45 – 5:00 pm

“Emmanuel: God with Us.” Presented by Reverend Benjamin McWhorter-Rush

Father Thomas Keating calls Epiphany the Crowning Feast of the Christmas season! Epiphany also celebrates our joyful entrance into a magical New Year.

Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis cordially invites you to our annual Epiphany celebration.  As we come together bearing our humble gifts like the Three Kings bearing their gifts to the Lord and celebrate 35 years in 2024, we take a deep breath from the activity of the Christmas season and express gratitude for the blessings received by the many people who participated with your prayers, presence and/or service to Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis throughout 2023.

Join us in Taize chants, guitar music, scripture readings, Centering Prayer, a meditation with Reverend Benjamin McWhorter-Rush. Afterwards enjoy a potluck of appetizers, desserts and refreshments. You will appreciate meeting and hearing our special guest speaker, Reverend Benjamin, who will share his spiritual insights. You won’t want to miss this!

Sunday January 7, 2024,
Gather at 1:45, Program & Potluck: 2:00 – 5:00 pm


Community of Christ Church
Kirkwood Congregation, 830 N Kirkwood Rd, 63122

Rev. Benjamin McWhorter-Rush is a deacon in the United Methodist Church and serving currently as an associate pastor of Spiritual Formation in St. Charles (where he also does digital discipleship). He has a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from St. John’s University School of Theology. 

An avid teacher of Contemplative Practices and emotional and spiritual wholeness, Ben has trained and studied extensively in Contemplation and spiritual formation and has dedicated his ministry in forming emotionally healthy disciples. He leads a monthly Contemplative Worship Service, offers a variety of workshops, retreats, and classes (both in-person and online), and has created a variety of tools and other creative opportunities to engage in Contemplation and Spiritual Formation.

Ben is married with a 5-year-old son, 8-month-old daughter, and three highly energetic corgis.

Please join us at out potluck where there is always an abundance of offerings to share. Bring If you are able, light hors d’oeuvres, finger food or desserts. Or simply come as you are with the gift of your presence. We will have coffee, tea, water and all other necessary items for the potluck or more information contact Susie Brent, 314-852-4719,

In case of inclement weather, please check the COSTL website on January 7 for possible meeting alternatives.

There is no fee for this event but donations are most welcome. Cash and checks accepted at the event or you may use the Donate button on the right for PayPal or a credit card.


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COSTL C/O Susie Brent
489 Staines Ct
St. Louis, MO 63141


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