We often tend to slight serious meditation and prayer as something not really necessary. To be sure, we feel it it something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.

Bill W.

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What is a 12 Step CP Group? The most important thing to be clear about is that this is not a 12-step meeting (i.e. AA, Al-anon, OA, NA, SA…). A 12 Step CP group is made up of others in 12-step recovery who practice or want to practice Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice and it is intended to help deepen our CP practice. It usually consists of a CP period, a 20 – 30 minute period of study related to CP, and sometimes a discussion about the material and the relationship to recovery. Since this is not a 12-step meeting, we are free to discuss CP openly without fear of voicing an “opinion on an outside issue.” Contemplative Outreach (CO) has used this format of small groups for many years to form a spiritual network of support for those practicing CP. Those of us in 12-step recovery also find this to be extremely important in maintaining our 11th step practice and as a way to encourage others or introduce others to the practice. You may add another group to our listing or update a current listing.

For information about starting a meeting or group in your area, please see our meeting guidelines here.

To find a 12 Step Centering Prayer group in your area check your state and city in the drop down menu.

England — Worcester, West Midlands — Worcester: Monthly Worcester 12 Step CP Group

When:
Sunday at 3:30pm

Where:
Friends Meeting House
Sansome Place
Worcester, West Midlands, England WR1 1UG

Contact:
Howard B. ( howard@howardbelgard.com )
07778 274324

Notes:
Does not meet during the months of April and October.

Wales — Neath, Neath Port Talbot — Neath: Monthly Meditation Meeting

When:
Sunday at 1:00pm

Where:
Venue Neath Quaker Meeting House
Castle View
Neath, Neath Port Talbot, Wales SA11 3LY

Contact:
Donald M. ( morrisondonald93@googlemail.com )
07447 122645

Notes:

Alabama — Fairhope — The Inner Room

When:
Saturday at 9:00am

Where:
Church of the Apostles
7159 McIntyre Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36559

Contact:
Joe M. ( mk31762@yahoo.com )
865-382-1180

Notes:

Alaska — Kenai — Talking Circle

When:
Tuesday at 7:00pm

Where:
My Home
43955 Kenai Spur Hwy
Kenai, Alaska 99611

Contact:
Leroy ( clarita.yngoc@yahoo.com )
907-283-4456

Notes:
North toward Nikiski just past the Blue Grouse Restaurant on opposite side of the highway, first drive on the left

Arizona — Phoenix — Downtown 12 Step Group

When:
Wednesday at 7:00pm

Where:
United Congregational Church of Christ
1407 N 2nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Contact:
Dave D. ( ddierig@gmail.com )

Notes:

Arizona — Scottsdale — 11th Step Centering Prayer Group

When:
Wednesday at 5:30pm

Where:
Saint Barnabas on the Desert
6715 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Contact:
Mary S. ( maryspeckerstone@gmail.com )
480-993-4507

Notes:

California — San Pedro — San Pedro 12 Step CP Group

When:
Tuesday at 7:00pm

Where:
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Chapel
1648 West 9th Street
San Pedro, California 90732

Contact:
Christophe D ( christophedupin@gmail.com )

Notes:

California — Santa Barbara — 11th Step Centering Prayer Meeting

When:
Sunday at 4:45pm

Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1500 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Contact:
Scott Nelson ( Scott@ScottAndTammy.com )
805-451-7841

Notes:
The meeting starts at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Please arrive between 4:45 PM and 4:55 PM as the door needs to be locked for reasons of security.

Colorado — Boulder — 11th Step Boulder CO

When:
Tuesday at 6:30pm

Where:
St. Ambrose Church
7520 South Boulder Road
Boulder, Colorado 80303

Contact:
Joyce Calvo-Chen & Pam Chandler ( joycecalvochen@gmail.com )
303-859-1961

Notes:
6:30 to 8:00pm in the basement of the church, open to all men & women in 12 Step

Colorado — Denver — Denver Thursday CP 12 Step Group

When:
Thursday at 6:30pm

Where:
Center for Contemplative Living
3650 Yates St.
Denver, Colorado 80212

Contact:
Deb B. ( debabelaco@gmail.com )
720-883-7264

Notes:

Colorado — Denver — Denver Tuesday CP 12 Step Group

When:
Tuesday at 6:30pm

Where:
St John's Lutheran Church
700 S Franklin Street
Denver, Colorado 80209

Contact:
Pat P. & Ranee S. ( ppetrash@hotmail.com or raneesullivan@msn.com )
202-244-2171 or 303-668-9639

Notes:
New members please call one of the group contacts first.

Colorado — Fort Collins — Fort Collins CP 12 Step Group

When:
Wednesday at 7:00pm

Where:
Sommerset Apt. Community Room
451 E Boardwalk Dr
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

Contact:
Dave D ( ddierig@gmail.com )
970-484-1106

Notes:

Florida — Gulf Breeze — Centering Prayer as the 11th Step

When:
Wednesday at 9:00am

Where:
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church
75 Fairpoint Drive
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Contact:
Annie M ( anniemazenko@icloud.com )
850-712-3123

Notes:
The Group meets in the church parlor.

Iowa — Urbandale — The Contemplative Dimensions of the 12 Steps

When:
Third Thursday of the Month at 7:00pm

Where:
Covenant Christian Church
2700 72nd Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Contact:
Paul W ( paulwitmer@msn.com )
515-276-3781

Notes:
We meet the third Thursday of each month for centering prayer and a Keating video with discussion.

Maine — Winthrop — Main Street House of Contemplative Prayer

When:
Thursday at 8:00am

Where:
Home
280 Main St
Winthrop, Maine 04364

Contact:
Scotty P ( nowmind@gmail.com )
207-313-4403

Notes:
AA 11th Step CP

Michigan — Houghton — PLUC 12 Step Outreach

When:
Monday at 6:30pm

Where:
Portage Lake United Church
1400 E Houghton Ave
Houghton, Michigan 49931

Contact:
Jim N ( jimnup@gmail.com )
906-370-5853

Notes:

Missouri — Kirkwood — Conscious Contact 11th Step Meditation

When:
Wednesday at 7:00pm

Where:
Grace Episcopal Church
514 E. Argonne Drive
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

Contact:
Tom K ( tkarsten@gmail.com )
314-226-3734

Notes:
Meet in Rm 9 Lower Level

Missouri — Saint Louis — Forest Park 12 Step CP Group

When:
Saturday at 11:00am

Where:
Unity Christ Church (basement)
33 N Skinker Blvd at Forsyth Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri 63105

Contact:
Joelle M. ( mitjelle@sbcglobal.net )
314-853-4391

Notes:
We are a Centering Prayer Group consisting of 12 step people who practice Centering Prayer or want to learn to practice Centering Prayer as an 11th Step practice.

New Mexico — Albuquerque — Albuquerque 12 Step Centering Prayer Group

When:
First Monday of the Month at 6:00pm

Where:
Central United Methodist Church
201 University Blvd NE
Central United Methodist Church
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

Contact:
Phoenix F ( phoenixflowernm@gmail.com )
505-243-1937

Notes:
We meet first Monday of each month Our prayer group format: 20 min silent meditation then reading from Open Mind, Open Heart and then sharing

New Mexico — Santa Fe — Sante Fe CP as an 11th Step Practice

When:
Tuesday at 6:30pm

Where:
The Dental Building behind the St Vincent Cancer Center
490-B Zia Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Contact:
Bruce C ( brucec@newmexico.com )
505-992-0221

Notes:

Wisconsin — Madison — Madison Tuesday 12 Step Centering Prayer Group

When:
Tuesday at 7:00pm

Where:
Warner Park Community Recreation Center
1625 Northport Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Contact:
Doug or Norma M ( dthor2@gmail.com )
608-236-0344

Notes:
Centering Prayer 12 Step