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Spring Labyrinth Walk Saturday, 3/21, at 4 PM
March 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Our spring labyrinth walk will be Saturday, March 21st, at 4:00 pm, and everyone is welcome! The walk celebrates the Vernal (spring) Equinox, honoring the re-birth of the Earth after winter, and also the total solar eclipse, both of which will occur on March 20. The equinox marks the halfway point between the winter and summer solstices. As the sun moves farther south in the skies of the northern hemisphere, the equinox, March 20 this year, marks the day when the sun shines directly on the equator, making the length of day and night nearly equivalent. The solar eclipse, which will only be visible in northeastern North America and northern Western Europe, occurs when the moon’s position blocks the light of the sun for a brief period of time. That both the total solar eclipse and the vernal equinox will occur on the same date this year is purely coincidental, yet wondrous.
To celebrate both of these sacred natural events, and the return of spring, enjoy verse, music, and meditation on our beautiful labyrinth. Listen, contemplate, and walk to honor the rebirth of nature and yourself. There will be music from violinist Brune Macary, readings taken from scripture and feminist theology, and plenty of time to walk the labyrinth.
During your time in the labyrinth, enjoy Millenium Series, the artwork of FUMC member and artist Barbara Mowchan-Middleton, displayed on the south wall of the labyrinth. This series of eight metallic watercolor and Sumi ink paintings depict an eight-month journey from spring 1999 through the winter solstice and the end of the century. The series captures joy, abundance, meditation, insight, intuition, and forgiveness as a Millennium Message.
The labyrinth is located on the lower level of First United Methodist Church of Boulder. There is no cost for the spring labyrinth walk, though donations to support the care and maintenance of the labyrinth are gratefully accepted.
To learn more about our labyrinth’s history and the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth, please visit our Labyrinth page.