The Path to Freedom
SYNOPSIS: This Sunday, we explore the Path to Freedom through the symbol of the labyrinth. A labyrinth is a single circular path. It is an ancient tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation. The labyrinth leads the traveler inward, then outward, (just like life) in a meandering pattern, eventually leading them to the center (a symbol of our return to our divine source). What can we learn by taking this sacred path?
FEATURED MUSICIAN: Patsy Cameron
TAKEAWAYS: One way to free up an over active mind and to create more space in it, is to walk a labyrinth. USCNI is blessed with a full size labyrinth based on the same design found in Chartres Cathedral in France. Come. Walk our labyrinth. Discover the freedom you can find simply by following its transformational path.
The Labyrinth. What is it? We have one on USCNI’s grounds. A labyrinth is a single path in a circular design that is an ancient tool for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity.
This Sunday, Rev. Jeni St. Claire and I will share the history of labyrinths, their importance and relevance today as a method of prayer. We’ll have a special canvas labyrinth in the sanctuary, handmade and painted by Mary Ladwig of Spokane. Our theme is the Path of Freedom to honor our 4th of July holiday.
Our featured musicians are singer/songwriter Patsy Cameron with Dale Young playing Native American flute, Nate Parker on drums, Gary Edwards on bass, Gwen Gathercoal on piano with song leaders Lisa Sherman, Mark Soss, and Rob Rohlmeier. Be with us!
Also, please remember to bring a potluck dish to share for our Friendship lunch after the 11 a.m. service.
Have a Happy Fourth of July! Think about and celebrate our many freedoms — especially our freedom of choice of how we think, believe and live. I am celebrating our Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient Universe in which we dwell, move and have our Being.