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The Labyrinth and Sacred Garden at Millbrook Baptist Church


3rd Annual Blessing of the Animals

4:30 PM Sunday, September 21st

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Oh, God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things; with our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us...May we realize that they live not for us alone, but for themselves, and for Thee, and that they love the sweetness of life even as we and serve Thee in their place better than we in ours.” St. Basil the Great (330-379).

The Labyrinth Committee cordially invites you and your animal companions to attend the 3rd Annual Blessing of the Animals to be held on the grassy area in back of the church on Sunday, September 21st, at 4:30 PM, with a rain date of September 28th.

Following a brief service, animals will be blessed individually. Animals must be on a leash/lead or otherwise restrained, have vaccinations required by law, and have no communicable diseases. There will also be a Blessing of Memories for those who wish to remember a beloved companion no longer with them.

Following the Blessing, we will collect donations for the Wake County Animal Center. The Center will appreciate donations of money; food; toys; bedding; and cleaning supplies, especially paper towels.http://www.millbrookbaptistchurch.org/LabyrinthSacredGarden/tabid/104/ctl/Edit/mid/2742/Default.aspx

Second Sunday Prayer Walks

Second Sunday Labyrinth Prayer Walk

5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Labyrinth Committee invite you to participate in a labyrinth prayer walk the second Sunday of each month from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.  Each walk will begin with a short devotional relating to current events and/or needs of our community.  If you are not able to walk, benches in the sacred garden are available for you to use during your meditation time.  In case of inclement weather, we will meet in the sanctuary and use finger labyrinths for our prayer time.  We hope you will join us for this spiritual opportunity.
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Gift of Azaleas

Each year, NC Beautiful and sponsor WRAL-TV 5 partner together to make thousands of azalea plants available to non-profit organizations who wish to beautify their grounds.  The azaleas are propagated from the WRAL gardens.  The MBC Labyrinth/Sacred Garden ministry was awarded 60 azaleas this fall.  The azaleas have been planted between the labyrinth/sacred garden and the designated columbarium area. Some were also planted in the front of the church.  We are looking forward to seeing the beauty they will add when they bloom in the spring!
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The Millbrook Labyrinth and Sacred Garden

Labyrinth & Sacred Garden

A labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world and throughout history. Millbrook’s labyrinth is the Chartres design, and has a single, winding, circuitous path into and out of the center. However, it is not a maze; there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. One can use it with an open heart and mind.
The winding path is a metaphor of life’s journey with its many twists and turns. It also symbolizes a pilgrim’s walk with God. The labyrinth experience is different each time one walks. Often people find peace, solace, release and a deep sense of joy as they meditate and pray on the labyrinth. When walked with a community of people, the walk is a shared journey which can be unifying and empowering.
Sometimes it is helpful to think about your walk as having three parts. Releasing is the walk toward the center, letting go of the details of life, shedding thoughts and emotions. It empties and quiets the mind. Receiving is when you reach the center. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what is there for you. Returning is the walk out which empowers you to take what you have received and move back into the world, replenished and directed. There is no need to rush your walk. A typical walk usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
The labyrinth at Millbrook was established in 2002. It has served as a place of spiritual insight and renewal for numerous people. Individuals and small groups of 3 - 4 may walk MBC’s labyrinth at any time. For those who do not wish to walk, benches are provided in the garden area for reflection and meditation. If you would like to bring a larger group, please call the church office at 876-1519 to reserve a time. The labyrinth is handicapped accessible.

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