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Nancy walking labyrinth
Sacred Habits

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 13, 20 & 27
8 - 9 A.M. IN THE CHAPEL

Join us for our fall session of Sared Habits as we explore the labyrinth. Spiricual practices, like the labyrinth, can help us in our walk with God. The labyrinth is a spiritual pracice that, through history, has emerged in popularity in times of crisis.
Facilitated by Nancy Van Fleet

Labyrinths have been found all over the world, dating from earliest antiquity. Once popular in the Middle Ages, labyrinths have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. According to Veriditas, an organization that promotes labyrinths world-wide, they are used "to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, and encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, stress reduction, and to discover innovation and celebration. The practice of labyrinth walking integrates the body with mind and the mind with the spirit. They can be found in medical centers, parks, churches, schools, prisons, memorial parks, spas, cathedrals and retreat centers as well as in people's backyards."

We invite you to a three-week labyrinth experience – in person or online.

Each session will include the ritual of lighting a candle, time in silence, labyrinth introduction, and the opportunity to walk our canvas labyrinth (or do a finger labyrinth walk if joining us remotely) so we can all gain a deeper understanding of this practice.  We will also provide time to reflect in the practice together. 

Week 1 – Theme: Pilgrimage
Week 2 – Theme: Homecoming
Week 3 – Theme: Mystery and Awe

In addition to being Director of Children and Youth Ministries here at FPCN, Nancy is a Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator having trained with the leader of the labyrinth movement, Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress.  She works with people of all ages in classes, retreats and programs to present the labyrinth and walks with them in the mystery.  Her work was recently featured in Lucy Tobias’ book, Circle the Center – Labyrinths in Florida.  Nancy creates, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a spiritual practice in her own life. 

We will meet either online or in-person, to be determined.  RSVP to Ashley Hancock at ashley.hancock@fpcnaples.org

 

Last Published: September 23, 2022 1:31 PM
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