Located in West Central
The Porch is a neighborhood church
We are a community who wants to live by faith, be known by love, and be a source of hope to those around us. We may be program poor, but we have a network of rich relationships. Much of the life of The Porch happens in and around the West Central neighborhood.
We hope you will join us some Sunday night as we gather for worship. If you'd like more information, the best way to get ahold of us via email.
Begins September 27 @7pm
A few years ago we created a 9 month program at The Porch called Forma. The idea was pretty simple: Spiritual formation through teaching, practice, and community. We wanted to help people experience, and grow in, faith together. This year the vehicle Forma is using is the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius, specifically the 19th Annotation. What is that? Well, read on.
St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, was the author of the Spiritual Exercises, one of the great classics of western Christianity. This series of prayer exercises was written over a period of years in the 16th century. It was designed to be undertaken over a 30 day period, with a director as guide and included 5 hour long specific prayer experiences each day. In a series of annotations or notes at the beginning of the exercises, St. Ignatius indicated that the retreat experience could be changed to accommodate the individual making the retreat. One of those notes or annotations (the 19th) indicated that if a retreatant making the exercises could not get away for 30 complete days they might make the retreat over a period of about 30 weeks, doing the 5 daily prayer experiences over the course of a week.
We will be making this retreat experience available beginning this September 27, 2016.
Forma will last from September through early June and consist of 10 evening sessions and some form of spiritual direction once a month. All retreatants will be expected to dedicate one hour of prayer 5 days each week to the retreat material, come to all 10 evening sessions, and be committed to spiritual direction sessions (group or one-on-one) each month.
We believe this will be a deep season of grace for all who participate!
- 10 Tuesday evening gathering are as follows: September 27, October 25, November 22, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 14, April 11, May 2, June 6
- Sessions start at 7pm, if you like come at 6:30pm with a sack dinner
- Monthly meetings with your retreat director or group direction
- 5 dedicated hours of prayer each week on the retreat material
Questions or to register? Email Dave
Monastery of St Gertrude
an advent retreat - dec 2-4 2016
What better way to embrace the Season of Advent? Get away with a few people for a weekend of communal solitude at the beautiful Monastery of St Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID. Each person will have their own private room and bath in Spirit Center. This is always a fantastic time of friendship and prayer.
We will leave the porch at 1pm on Friday and return at 4pm on Sunday.
Cost is $175 and includes all room and board.
One of the disciplines of the Christ life is generosity. The freer we are to release our time, our possessions, our money. . .the less power these things have over us. Giving is a normal response to our experience of God. We hope you will discover the discipline of generosity in many different ways.
The Porch depends on the regular tithes of its members as well as gifts from partners outside of our local church. We encourage responsible giving, meaning we ask that you only give out of abundance and joy. We ask that people not use credit or give out of guilt. This button is provided for your convenience, but we ask that you use debit only or send your checks directly to The Porch @ 1804 W. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99201. Thank you for your generosity.
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