"Labyrinth Week" at Abiding Presence
Maybe you've heard of "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel, but you probably haven't heard of "Labyrinth Week" at Abiding Presence! Join us for our first ever "Labyrinth Week," as we start the new year with an opportunity to embrace an ancient form of prayer.
"The labyrinth is a sacred place set aside for you to reflect, look within, pray, negotiate new behavior. The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, empties the mind, relaxes the body and refreshes the spirit. Follow the pace your body wants to go." (Read more about it at Veriditas.org) It is an active way of praying and being in conversation with God.
We will be bringing in a full size labyrinth and be setting it up in the sanctuary. The labyrinth is one of the ways we are looking to fulfill our vision this year of providing opportunities for people to experience "Sabbath rest" in the midst of our busy lives.
There's no experience necessary to walk the labyrinth. It is an equally powerful experience for people who are new on their faith journey and people who have been on it a while. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Keseley.
**Please note that shoes and bare feet are not allowed on the labyrinth, so wear or bring a pair of socks**
Monday, January 28 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, January 29 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Kick off "Labyrinth Week" at Abiding Presence with Pastor Keseley as we gather to learn about the ancient prayer practice of labyrinth walking, walk the labyrinth and then reflect on the experience together.
Morning Prayer around the Labyrinth
Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00-7:30 a.m. AND/OR Thursday, January 31 from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Gather around the labyrinth for a brief service spoken service of morning prayer followed by the chance to walk the labyrinth in prayer.
Open Labyrinth Times
Monday, January 28 from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Thursday, January 31 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The sanctuary will be open for quiet labyrinth walking at any of the above times. Self-guided resources will be available for those who would like to use them.