A Ministry of Harmony Grove
United Methodist Church
The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that … reduces stress, quiets the mind, and opens the heart.” “It is a path of prayer, a walking meditation, a crucible for change, a watering hole for the spirit and a mirror for the soul.” – The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, Author, Walking a Sacred Path
Harmony Grove’s labyrinths are available for use:
· As tools for enhancing prayer, meditation, and personal growth.
· In worship and on special occasions.
· By small groups and classes within the church.
· By individuals and groups from the community interested in spiritual growth and development.
Harmony Grove’s indoor labyrinth is a seven-circuit Santa Rosa Labyrinth. (“Seven-circuit” means the labyrinth path winds around the center seven times.) The design is approximately 21 feet in diameter, hand drawn and hand painted on canvas, making it highly portable. It is large enough for walkers to have a meaningful labyrinth experience, yet small enough to be used in many areas too small for the larger canvas labyrinths. It is available in the Chapel (Room A-112) during Advent, Lent.
Harmony Grove’s outdoor labyrinth is a modified seven-circuit concentric classical design. It is 34 feet in diameter with lines of memorial bricks and a path of crushed slate. It was dedicated on March 22, 2009, and is available to the community at all times. It is located on the south side of the sanctuary.
Additional Labyrinth Resources:
The Labyrinth Society: www.labyrinthsociety.org
The Worldwide Labyrinth Locator: www.labyrinthlocator.org
Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, written by the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress in 1995, revised in 2006
Website of the Rev. Dr. Artress: www.veriditas.net
Veriditas-Certified Labyrinth Facilitator