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Gathering together to encourage and support

the transformative work of God in each one of us.

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Current Online Group Offerings

A Space For Lament 

Lament is the ancient spiritual practice of worshiping God by bringing Him the parts of ourselves and our lives that are painful and grievous. Throughout scripture we watch the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of our faith lean into this practice with bold abandon. Through their prayers of Lament they experience a  depth of trust and intimacy our own souls long for. The Source of all life invites us to bring all of our life to Them, and experience growth in our own depth of trust and intimacy as our grief, pain and disappointment are held in Perfect Love. 

You are invited to a safe and supported space to begin exploring the worship practice of Lament. It will be similar to our End of the Month Examen in that it’s come as your schedule allows and as you feel the need. We’ll be guided through a series of prompts to help coax out what the Spirit is inviting us to bring in prayer. Musicians, visual artists, and poets will be joining us with  their works of art as offerings of words and images for us to use as a springboard to express our own grief and pain to God.  

This is an hour-long, guided practice via Zoom offered once per quarter. This is an ongoing offering and you are welcome to come as your schedule allows. 

Dates: Sunday's May 7 2023, August 13 2023, November 12 2023, February 11, 2024

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM (PST)

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

For Zoom links and more information, contact

Grace Cooper-



End of the Month Examen

The prayer of Examen is a unique form of prayer that came out of the life of St Ignatius of Loyola (AD 1491-1556), the founder of the Society of Jesus- The Jesuit Order of priests as we know them today. Ignatius believed that this particular prayer was a gift directly from God, and was meant to be shared with and taught to as many people as possible. Christians through the centuries have discovered how this exercise can open us up to the awareness of God in our day, deepen intimacy with our Creator, and expand our understanding of Him in the details of our lives.

Join us as we invite the Holy Spirit to take us back over the month and shine His light on the events and circumstances He wants us to notice and doesn't want us to miss. This is an hour-long, guided Examen via Zoom on the last Sunday of each month. This is an ongoing offering and you are welcome to come as your schedule allows. 

Next Examen Dates: Sundays, Apr 30, May 28, June 25
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM (PST)

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free

For Zoom links and more information, contact

Grace Cooper-

Contemplative Book Club 

There's an intimacy described in the first pages of our Bibles that our souls long for. The Creator God comes to walk and talk with His creation in the cool of the day, and they are naked and unashamed. What kind of love welcomes us just as we are? What kind of love desires day after day, to make space for us to be held and heard in our untidy vulnerability? Is there a difference between knowing God loves me and experiencing that love? Am I asking too much when I admit my longing for the kind of intimacy described in Genesis and an experience of God’s love for myself? 

Join us for our first Contemplative Book Club of 2023 as we explore God’s invitations through Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality, by David Benner. We’ll read 1-2 chapters per week, share what God is stirring in us, explore a guided prayer practice centered on the theme of the week, and make room for silent reflection. 

For more information and registration contact Grace Cooper at 

Dates and Times 

Sundays- March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2

4:00-5:00 PM (PST)


Mondays- March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3

6:30-7:30 PM (PST)

Interested in a private group or retreat experience for your community? We'd love to hear your vision, connect you with one of our directors, and talk about possibilities! 

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Are you a Spiritual Director?

If you are a trained and certificated Spiritual Director interested in joining the community of Companions For Your Journey, we’d love to talk with you and explore the possibilities! 

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