Our mission is to provide space for those seeking hope, comfort and peace as they explore ways of experiencing God’s love.
We emphasize Christian spirituality.
Open 10am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays
and on some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
as noted on our Events calendar
309 N. Tabor
in Downtown Bryan
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Early Giving begins Sept. 18 and will continue until the grande finale on Oct. 17 for Brazos Valley Gives. We are excited to be accepted to participate in this 5th annual event along with more than 150 other nonprofits. So many of you have helped in so many ways for the past two years. Join us now in an effort to permanently establish Middleway Urban Monastery by chipping in to our building and meditation garden fund. Any amount will help. The QR code will take you directly to our donation page. You also can find us on the Brazos Valley Gives site at www.brazosvalleygives.org/middlewayurbanmonastery
Community for Dones
Are you “done” with participating in a church, but looking for a place for spiritual community and conversation? This group seeks to create space for those who would describe themselves as “done” with church, or those who no longer feel at home or accepted in church settings for a variety of reasons but still want to grow in their faith.
Be part of building a supportive and safe space for spiritual conversations and contemplation with others. The group is led by Heidi Campbell, with her husband Troy Shepherd, Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 20.
Chanting the Psalms and Contemplative Sit
Dates for the monthly Chant and meditation are set for the fall.
Deepen your spirituality by chanting the psalms. Led by Amy Thompson, this features Anglican and Gregorian chants using Psalms, followed by a 20-minute meditative sit (or centering).
The fall gatherings will be 2-3 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26, and Dec. 17.
Friday Meditation and Mindfulness
Center yourself and find peace in the midst of your busy day. Monthly at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 15
IN THE NEWS
The monastery presents itself spiritually as humbly as it does physically. Taking its name from the ancient phrase "via media," it is a picture of moderation between the "high" and "low" churches of the area
“My experience of church is churches are built for extroverts. It’s harder to find those quiet moments in a church’s life. … A place dedicated toward spirituality, meditation, contemplation, I think is necessary.”
On Friday evening, the Middleway Urban Monastery offered people the opportunity to walk for peace, as a form of experiential prayer, for the situation in Ukraine and other parts of the world in chaos.