Valentine Labyrinth Walk today
First Baptist Church will host a Valentine Labyrinth Walk at the Living Vine Labyrinth from 9 to 11 a.m. today in the Fellowship Hall, 638 S. Fountain Ave. Enter quietly through the east door off the parking lot (opposite Rocking Horse Center) and come down the stairs.
A Valentine Labyrinth Walk might mean walking with someone you love, praying for those you love as you walk, or walking in love with God. If you have never walked a labyrinth before, there will be people on hand to orient you. At 9 a.m., Debbie Copeland and Nancy Flinchbaugh will lead a short devotional tie on “Walking in Love” with suggestions for your walk. The labyrinth will be open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a Listening Circle to share thoughts and experiences. Masks are optional, but welcome.
The Living Vine Labyrinth is a canvas labyrinth that is a sacred space for prayer and walking meditation. Information will be available on ways to walk the labyrinth, although there is no one “right” or “wrong” way to walk. The path winds around in a circular pattern leading to the center where walkers usually pause for prayer, and then walk back out. Debbie Copeland, a member of First Baptist Church, is an avid labyrinth walker and librarian. Nancy Flinchbaugh is a certified labyrinth facilitator with Veriditas and has completed training in contemplative leadership with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.
The labyrinth is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted for upkeep and future programming. For more information, contact Flinchbaugh 937-206-0265.