Religion Briefs

‘Loving presence’ circle to meet on Sundays

The Circle of Silent Loving Presence will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 30 in Kathy Curran’s Yoga Studio, Room 32 on the third floor of the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave.

The Circle of Silent Loving Presence is a new gathering that focuses on a person’s divine oneness rather than religious differences.

Drawing from the mystical (grounded experience of the divine) spiritual traditions, the circle is designed to provide a place for silence and sharing.

The group is facilitated by Paul Lemon, a graduate of the Shalem Institute’s “Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats.”

For more information, call 946-6541 or email

Congregation Har Shalom announces holiday events

Congregation Har Shalom, 2537 County Road 203, will host these events:

Kol Nidre with Rabbi Eliot Baskin will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Yom Kippur healing service, intergenerational service, Yiskor and Neila, followed by communal break-the-fast with Baskin, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The congregation will take part in Durango Connect at 10 a.m. Thursday.

First Fridays, which will include a catered dinner in the Sukkah, a Shabbat service, and the screening of the family movie “Praying with Lior,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5

All catered dinners have been underwritten to encourage participation observing Shabbat as a congregation. A freewill offering will be accepted. Participants may bring any Kosher-style food or dessert items to add.

For more information, visit or call (970) 317-5073.

Herald Staff