Living Vine Labyrinth
First Baptist Church is the home of the Living Vine Labyrinth, created by a group of FBC members and friends during two weeks in the summer of 2013 when the pastor took a sabbatical and the church explored contemplative spirituality.
The labyrinth is a place of walking meditation and prayer, an ancient practice, becoming popular again in these times. In the Middle Ages, labyrinths were built into the floors of cathedrals. Now they’re popping up everywhere. Visit labyrinthlocator.org for a labyrinth near you!
FBC now hosts labyrinth walks quarterly on Saturday mornings, as well as occasional labyrinth retreats.
The cloth labyrinth can also travel. Some of the places it has helped people experience contemplative walks are: The Springfield Peace Camp, the FBC Church Women’s Retreat at Buck Creek State Park, Wittenberg University’s Weaver Chapel, the Juvenile Detention Facility, Marysville Women’s Prison, Snyder Park Garden Jubilee, The Springfield Regional Cancer Center and more. Invite it to your location!
Follow the labyrinth on Facebook at Living Vine Labyrinth to learn when it will be open at First Baptist Church or contact the church to schedule a visit for your group.