Contemplative in the Kootenays is a monthly gathering that practices Centering Prayer (also known as surrender meditation), lectio divina, and celebrates an open communion table. Our orientation is broadly and deeply Christian. Led by Therese DesCamp, we normally meet on the third or fourth Saturday of the month from 10-3 in New Denver, Nelson, or Kaslo. See the Events Calendar to see when and where the group is meeting next.
Wednesday Night Sangha is a weekly meditation gathering in the New Denver-Silverton area. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. A variety of forms of meditation are taught and practiced, and there’s a weekly topic presented. The group is led by Kay Costley-White. Contact Kay at (250) 358 7991 to see when and where the group is meeting next.
Quiet Spot is a bi-weekly opportunity to slow down and change gears in the middle of your working day. Meeting at various spots in the downtown area of New Denver, participants spend the first 20-25 minutes discussing a reading or situation brought to the group by anyone involved. Then we spend the last half of the hour meditating, journaling, sleeping, reading, or staring out the window!
House Church is the bi-weekly meeting of the Turner-Zion United Church for study, prayer, and feasting. We meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings at varied locations in the Silverton/New Denver area. We celebrate communion together once a month. Everyone is welcome. Contact Therese at (250) 358-7904 to learn when and where the group is meeting next.
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, at the corner of Union Street and 7th Avenue, meets on the first and third Sundays of every month, at 9 am or 11 am, depending on clergy availability; during the summer, 8 am or 10 am. For more information, contact The Rev. Elizabeth Huether, (250) 365-2271.
St. Anthony Catholic Mission is located at 416 6th Avenue in New Denver. Mass is held at 12:30 pm on Sundays by Fr. Raphael Benosa. Fr. Benosa also serves St. Rita’s, Castlegar and the St. Mary’s Mission in Slocan. You can contact him here: email@example.com; or call (250) 365-7143.
The Gospel Light Chapel is located at 501 Slocan Avenue (just off Highway 6 next to the creek) in New Denver. Services are held at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses now meets in Nakusp at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
The Fifth Avenue Drumming Circle meets weekly on different days. Please contact Margaretha Peynenburg at email@example.com, 358-2729.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday at noon and Friday evenings at 7 p.m., in New Denver at the Hospital Annex. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contribution. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination,politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. (NOTE: These are open meetings.)
Al-Anon meets every Monday evening at 7 p.m. in Nakusp (97 2nd Ave. NW) and every Thursday evening in New Denver at the Hospital Annex, 7 p.m. Al-Anon is for those who currently live, or have lived, with the problem of alcoholism and drug addiction. Based on the Twelve Steps (adapted from AA), it is a community grounded in the loving interchange of help among members and the application of the steps and other Al-Anon resources to our daily lives. There are no dues or fees. Anonymity is an important principle of the Al-Anon program; everything that is said in the group meeting and member-to-member must be held in confidence.
Narcotics Anonymous meets on Tuesdays in New Denver at the Hospital Annex, 7 p.m. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.