A Spiritual Oasis for You
Founded in 2019 ~ Shaped by 2020 ~ Prayerfully focused for what God is up to right now.
The Oasis Center is a place of reflection and renewal. It is a sacred space of hope and healing. Originally a preschool, the Oasis Center was blessed in 2020 just as the world shut down due to COVID. In the summer of 2020, the world witnessed the on-going racial discrimination with the murder of George Floyd. While these events cause our hearts to break and souls to ache, the Oasis Center seeks to respond to the stress, strain, and struggle of life today. We believe deeply in the ministry of the Oasis Center ~ a sacred place to pause in our lives to connect to the Source of the sacred within us, between us, and around us.
If you long for healing and hope. If you are searching for people who thirst for justice, deep conversation, and willingness for transformation. If you hunger for a place where you can be honest about the hurt, open to God’s love, and willing to be God’s good news for the world.
The Oasis Center is for you!
The Oasis Center ministry offers opportunities for you through a variety of small groups, spiritual direction, and moments to sit silently in God’s presence.
Oasis History and Vision Video
Wednesdays at 3 pm on Zoom
Each week we gather for a holy dialogue on issues related to the realities of racism in our country, community and church. We are blessed as a congregation with members (White, African-American, men, women, all sexual orientations) who are committed to the on-going work for justice. During our weekly gatherings, we raise awareness around issues, build trusting relationships, and commit to loving action. There is always space at the table for you to join us for this sacred conversation.
Contact Pastor Wes for more information and for the Zoom link.
Weekly, times TBA
Reading the Bible in the year is a monthly gathering to discuss reactions, questions, thoughts, and key “Aha” moments in the art of reading scripture. New folks are always welcome to join the conversation.
For more information or questions, please contact Pastor Wes.
Second Thursdays @ 2pm
Looking for new and creative ways to connect to God’s sacred presence in your life? Seeking to transform old or new aches in your spirit? Wanting to be refreshed and experience fun and joy? Then Artful Prayer could be for you!
Who? Anyone looking for creative spiritual renewal
When? Second Thursday of the month at 2 PM
What to bring? Colored pencils, crayons, or markers, paper and pen/pencil are the usual supplies.
How? Sign up through the church office or contact Pastor Wes.
Click here for a video of one of our sessions.
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month @ 11am, Oasis Center
We gather for a time of prayer INSIDE (due to the humidity) the Oasis Center. Join us as we drum together, letting the movement of our hands and hearts be a prayer to God. All levels of experience welcome for this opportunity. Greg will provide instruction and together we will make a joyful noise to God. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Wes.
Spiritual direction is an ancient and contemporary spiritual practice in which an individual and a spiritual director journey together in a spirit of prayerfulness enabling the individual to explore her/his relationship with God. This journey can help cultivate one’s ability to discern the Sacred in everyday life as well as in the critical moments of life. This one-on-one spiritual practice is offered through the Oasis Center. Click “read more” below to contact Rev. Craig Collemer for further information.
Second Thursday of the Month at 12pm
Ready Readers is a book discussion group that meets on the second Thursday of every month at noon in the Oasis Center. The books we read are chosen from a yearly list provided by the Florida UCC Women and selected by the chair of the organization’s Reading for Renewal. Our group reads the list and descriptions of approximately 30 books and votes on the ones we would like to read for the following year. Current lists of possible selections are available in the Syster Hall library as are several present and previously selected books.
Monthly selections are posted in the newsletter and the midweek message. We welcome and encourage the participation and input of new members even if you are not able to attend every meeting.
Open During Daylight Hours
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you seek on life’s journey, you are always welcome on the labyrinth.
What is a Labyrinth? The labyrinth is an enclosed path having only one route that winds into the center. There are no dead ends or “wrong turns”. The path of the labyrinth can be seen as the journey of life, with many twists and turns. The labyrinth is a sacred oasis designed to encourage moving meditation, reflection, releasing, receiving, listening, insight, healing, stress reduction, and creative thought.