A sister can be seen as someone
who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves -
a special kind of double
— Toni Morrison

Welcome to the Band of Sisters

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The Band of Sisters is a group of women dedicated to providing opportunities for people of faith, especially women, to gather in a prayerful setting in order to learn about and share their experiences of faith. Our goal is to form and encourage a Christian community of women who seek to grow spiritually. While we are of the Christian tradition, we welcome people of all faiths. Our gatherings include days of reflection, retreats, and opportunities to serve others in need. Click here to read more about the core team of the Band and get to know us a little better.

We invite you to spend some time on our website - see if you feel drawn to any of the upcoming gatherings - and then - Come, Join the Band! 

Scroll down to read about our upcoming events and opportunities.


Upcoming Events…

Visio Divina in October

God speaks to us in many ways – through relationships, our experiences, Holy Scriptures, and many other avenues. At this time of year, God can certainly speak to us through the beauty of creation and the changing of the seasons.

Visio divina is Latin for divine seeing and is a practice similar to lectio divina but is practiced with images. It is a prayer practice that allows us to encounter God’s presence in what we see and embraces multiple aspects of ourselves. We are drawing from a variety of resources to bring you this brief post on visio divina - and invite you to consider joining us in this prayer practice during October. Click here to be taken to the October 4 newsletter posted on our Blog Page - where you can read more about this opportunity for prayer during the month of October.

To see a variety of images with which to pray...images provided by you, the Band of Sisters…click here and you will be taken to the visio divina page. And remember - as you are out and about during this beautiful month, keep your phone camera or traditional camera handy - and grab a shot of what catches your eye. Send it to bandofsistersraleigh@gmail.com and we will post it on the visio divina prayer page.


Dipped and Dyed in Prayer - 21 October - 23 October

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The Fall Retreat is currently full. Please visit the calendar page where you can scroll to the October date and add your name to the waitlist.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the beautiful St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC (only about 2 hours from Raleigh). Retreat details here.


Tour Historic Oakwood Cemetery and pray for those who have gone before us.

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With our beloved dead in mind, the Band of Sisters will gather on Monday, 28 October 10:30a-12:30p to pray for our departed. In addition, we will take a guided tour of this historic cemetery - which will have a special focus on the history of some of the women of note who are buried there.

Registration requested. Click here to be taken to the calendar page. Scroll down to the date of the event and click on the registration button. Follow the prompts.


TAIZÉ PRAYER IN ADVENT

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How often during the Advent season have you felt like you are moving too fast? We hear it all the time from friends and family who get overwhelmed at the busy-ness of the season.

Join us at Sacred Heart Church (the old cathedral), 100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh as we gather for an evening of Taizé Prayer on Tuesday, December 10 at 7p.


Note in the Pocket - 3rd Tuesday of each month

Note in the Pocket returns to the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30a - 12p. Plan to join Maureen Leahy and a group of volunteers from the Band of Sisters to work with this important ministry. You can read more about Note in the Pocket by clicking here.


COme Walk the labyrinth - 4th Thursday of each month

As a result of the lovely and prayerful labyrinth walk earlier this month, the Band has decided to offer continued opportunities for this prayer practice. You are invited to join the Band at the Millbrook Baptist labyrinth (1519 E. Millbrook Rd | Raleigh, NC 27609) at 9:30a on the 4th Thursday of each month for 60-90 minutes of walking, reflecting, and faith sharing. Click here to be taken to the calendar page where you can read more about this offering.


We’re now on Instagram - with inspirational posts like the ones below. You can follow us at Bandofsistersraleigh (BOS).