It was an idea, a dream, then a plan, and finally it is a reality.
Walking the Prayer Labyrinths ministry of the North District has spent 18 months introducing people to the many prayer/meditation labyrinth styles and opportunities in the area. It has become an ecumenical and diverse community which enjoys finding new places to engage. Almost 200 people have attended one or more labyrinth events. The ministry leader, North District Lay Leader Phyllis Murray, had hoped to provide a portable lighted labyrinth to local congregations and agencies at some point.
Jeffrey Poland, architect and member of Desert Spring United Methodist Church was approached, and he spent time studying the labyrinth design and prepared plans for a possible installation using LED rope lights. Many thanks to Jeffrey for his dedication and talent.
The United Methodist Foundation of Southern Nevada who provides grant and loan funding to North District churches was generous to honor a grant request to purchase materials, information brochures and signage. Thanks too for their support.
On Thursday, May 23 the lighted Labyrinth was made available for the first time on the front lawn of Desert Spring UMC. Members from different churches came to enjoy the early evening prayer space. Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday gave others a chance to learn more and make the prayer journey of the labyrinth.
If you are interested in having the lighted labyrinth or an indoor canvas unit at your church or in your community, please notify Phyllis at (251) 635-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.