(October 2, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

CLC Sponsors Centering Prayer Workshop Oct. 10

SHREVEPORT, La.— Alan Prater, commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach International, will lead an introductory workshop in Centering Prayer on Saturday, October 10. Sponsored by the Christian Leadership Center at Centenary College, this workshop takes place from 1 until 5:30 p.m. in Kilpatrick Auditorium of the Smith Building located at the corner of King's Highway and Woodlawn Avenue.

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer, rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition, which opens the participant to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit. This workshop will be both instructional and experiential and the cost of registration includes five optional follow-up sessions. The workshop fee is $25 and United Methodist clergy may receive .4 continuing education units for participation; registration is limited to the first 50 participants.

To pre-register, call 318.869.5156, e-mail email, or print and mail the flyer located at http://www.centenary.edu/clc/continuing/current. Participants can also register on-site beginning at 12:30 pm the day of the event.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.