Discovering the Spiritual Practice of Mindfulness Meditation

A Six Week Workshop offered by
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Mondays at 7:00 PM through June 15, 2020

Sometimes life can be hectic and fraught with anxiety-provoking events. Add a global pandemic and life can be even more hectic. During this time of PAUSE when we Stay at Home, Work at Home, take our children to School at home, and otherwise distance ourselves physically from the outside world, we watch and wait with the rest of the world as we hope for remedies to Covid-19. The PAUSE is not necessarily a restful one. It is one of a measure of uncertainty and it can be anxiety-provoking. Covid-19 is having an effect on individuals, families, communities, countries, and organizations.

Everyday life is not so every day anymore. Grocery shopping, medical care, school, work, church, recreation, social events; everything has changed. Then, there is the real worry of financial stability in a world gone haywire. It all takes a toll on us emotionally and physically.

In the midst of this hectic and uncertain way of life, we can find peace, strength and joy.

We invite you to discover or if you have already discovered it, to draw upon the spiritual practice of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is proven to provide emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits.

Workshop Format
The format of this class will include teaching and practicing the discipline. We will meditate on Scriptural based readings and practice mindfulness. This is a one hour workshop.

Our Workshop Leaders
Rachael Leonard, MSW Social Worker qualified to teach Mindfulness-based Interventions
The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Ann Elfond, Pastor, Doctorate in Spirituality

Please let us know of your interest in attending this seminar by registering at: If you do not have e-mail, please call the church office at
(607) 729-2688 to register.

You Are Welcome Here

Get the support you need from a community that cares in Vestal, NY

Whether you're just beginning your walk with Christ or you're looking for a new church to call home, you'll find all the nourishment you need at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Your journey to get closer to God isn't one that you have to take on your own. When you lean on the diverse community at Christ the King Lutheran Church, you'll find a spiritual support system like no other.

No matter where you've been, or where you're going, there's a church community that welcomes everyone to celebrate the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Stop by for a service and experience the love of the community at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Vestal, NY.

Faith Formation

Learn more about our mission

"To love the Lord, our God, with all your heart, mind and soul.... [and] to love your neighbors as yourself." (Matthew 22:37, 40)

Christ the King Lutheran Church is a community of faith that has been serving the greater Binghamton area since 1967. We pride ourselves on being a place where anyone and everyone can feel at home while they develop their faith in God and relationships with those around them. We are formed by teaching of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith and have built our mission around: Hearts Loved by God | Hands to Serve All | Through Jesus Christ.

Get involved in a variety of ways

There are a multitude of ways to get involved at Christ the King Lutheran Church. From cultivating the faith of younger children to taking your commitment to your faith global, there's something for everyone at our church. We invite you to explore the many different outlets offered:

•Joining us for church service on Sundays
•Find an outreach group and give back
•Take part in a weekly bible study or small group
•Join in on one of our many learning courses
•Participate in one of our fellowship groups
•Consider a youth formation or fellowship group

If you're ready to take the next step towards developing your relationship with your faith, check out Christ the King Lutheran Church in Vestal, NY. Experience a worship service and find out if we are a good fit for you.

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:15 a.m. Faith Formation
11:15 a.m. Organic Worship


499 Plaza Drive
Vestal, NY




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