Asbury’s vision and hope is to build a labyrinth garden on the campus outside the sanctuary on the first floor. What is now an unused spot of dirt and weeds, can hopefully be transformed into a place of hope, healing, and communion with God. The garden will be open to all.
The prayer labyrinth is the most important element in our garden and you can now sponsor a piece of it! A $250 donation pays for an Alabama Blue Stone that will create our labyrinth. While we won’t be engraving the physical stone (due to cost), you can sign or stamp the back of your stone at a “signing day” this fall. You will also receive a certificate and map showing the location of your stone.
Asbury members & friends walk a prayer labyrinth as part of a Maundy Thursday contemplative experience.
Many labyrinths are circular with a single winding path into and out of the center. There are no obstacles or dead ends as in a maze. As each step is taken, you get closer and closer to God, who is there beside you and waiting for you as you reach the center of the labyrinth.
For centuries, labyrinths have been a spiritual symbol of a pilgrimage toward God. It is on this sacred pilgrimage that our wondering soul walks humbly with God, welcoming the Divine to the center of our lives.
The garden will include a prayer labyrinth, water fountain, and a variety of trees, shrubbery, and flowers. Benches will be placed throughout the garden.
Each letter in the image above represents a garden element that can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one. You may also purchase an Alabama Blue Stone that will create our labyrinth for $250. To reserve an element, call or email Adult Ministry Director Robyn White (205.995.1700).