We are an ecumenical group of women and men serving together to support those who want to deepen their relationship with God through the practice of Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence, traditionally called contemplative prayer. HoTCO is one of more than 120 active chapters in 39 countries formed by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., a worldwide spiritual network that provides support and resources for Centering Prayer practitioners. We offer Introduction to Centering Prayer workshops and retreats ranging from one to ten days in length. We support Centering Prayer groups that meet daily, weekly and monthly in various churches, homes and institutions, as well as contemplative church services throughout the area.