Advent Daily Text Prayer

Starting December 3, 2017 Stay in touch this Advent season through daily prayer.  Into the Wilderness, in partnership with the Congregational Church of San Mateo, will launch our daily Advent text prayer project on December 3, 2017. To receive a daily advent prayer via text, text JOIN to tel:(510) 256-3366.  

Psalm September ’15 is Coming….

Looking for a way to jump start your daily meditation practice? Join Into the Wilderness for Psalm September. The psalms trace the full range and emotion of a life of faith —  from lament to gratitude (sometimes in the same verse). Some of them seem completely annoying and outdated. We’ll read those too. Join us…

Vacation Bible School Updates

1. Schedule updates!  See update schedule here…. Tonight at 6:30 we’ll be welcoming Dr. Sharon Fennema, Assistant Professor of Christian Worship & Director of Worship Life for a talk called “Look Who’s Coming to Dinner?!” which will focus on holy eating in Luke.  (Last week got postponed due to low holiday attendance. If you haven’t already…

New Programming from Into the Wilderness coming in 2015!

Hey folks: New programming from ITW coming in 2015! Artist’s Way Support Gang:  The Artist’s Way has been a popular tool for recovering as an artist (hint: everyone is creative!).  While the book is set up as a 12-week program, we’ll be working on it all year, meeting at an online webinar once each month…

On Prayer

In 12-step practice, when you resent someone, you are told to pray for them. I remember the first time my spiritual guide suggested this – I was highly ticked off and she said with her serene grin: “Well, just pray for them to have everything they want and need to be happy and free. Do…