Saturday, December 31, 2016
Opens at 10:00 a.m.
Guided Meditation 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closes at 6:00 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall
(Please enter the Fellowship Hall through the doors facing the front plaza.)
On the floors of several European cathedrals are drawings, now often unnoticed, that served an important function during life in the Middle Ages. Called labyrinths, the spiraling pathways provided an opportunity for the faithful to “go on pilgrimage.” Though sometimes used as a form of penance, more generally the labyrinth served as an occasion for a walking meditation as a “pilgrim” slowly moved toward the center and then returned with a renewed sense of focus about God and the responsibility of the self in God’s world.
Our canvas labyrinth is a replica of the one originally laid in the 12th century in the floor of the Chartes Cathedral in France. At the cusp of the New Year, River Road Church cordially invites you to experience a meditative walk. Written material about the labyrinth’s history and symbolism will be available. Bring a friend or come alone. We suggest that you allow approximately 45-60 minutes for the labyrinth experience.
For first time walkers, or if you’d like to learn more about the labyrinth experience, Rev. Libby Grammer will offer guided meditative walks from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Appointments are not necessary; everyone is welcome.