Porchtown's Spiritual Journey

posted Apr 21, 2012, 7:38 PM by porchtown church   [ updated Jun 26, 2015, 12:39 PM by E Oz ]
Our Spiritual Labyrinth is Available Year Round

Our Spiritual Labyrinth

Is a labyrinth the same as a maze?

No. A maze is a puzzle that purposely tries to get you lost. A labyrinth has only one path with no tricks or dead ends. It's purpose is to help you be found. You will see a cross and a heart in Porchtown’s labyrinth. As people follow the path to the heart, they are symbolically moving to the Divine source of their intuition and strength. People often say the journey deepens their faith and improves their lives.

Who can walk a labyrinth?

Everyone of all faiths (or no faith at all!) is invited.

How do you walk a labyrinth?

Let the world melt away behind you as you take your first steps - prayerfully carrying your hopes, dreams, joys and concerns to the cross. Circle around the center - linger at the heart and cross - and journey back out on the same path as you sense blessings, a calm understanding and renewed hope wash over you. Your spirit now feels refreshed as you return back into the world.

Porchtown's Labyrinth is located on the grounds of Porchtown Zion United Methodist Church at 220 Porchtown Road in Franklin Township. The outside journey is open year round with self-guided instructions provided at the entrance. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Email questions or comments to PorchtownChurch@gmail.com.

A spiritual labyrinth is a circular pattern on the ground that is walked meditatively. Entering the labyrinth represents a journey to your own center and oneness with God - leaving your fears and issues behind you.

Dwell awhile with God at the heart and cross - feel the strength and assurance only He can give!

As you retrace your steps back out of the labyrinth into the world, feel the sense of calm and deeper faith you just received from God. Return to the labyrinth as often as you wish, it is available year round!

Labyrinths are considered sacred, healing spaces in many churches and hospitals worldwide.

      Opening Day 2008     

A Labyrinth Prayer

Suggested Scripture:

"The Lord says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.' "
       -Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)

"Dear God, please guide us through our daily life, which sometimes feels like a scary maze. When we become terrified, confused, or hit dead ends, please illuminate our path and guide us with your loving hand that keeps drawing us closer to you. In Christ's name we pray. Amen."

Something to Remember: God sees every twist and turn of my life's journey and guides me on His path.

Holy Thursday Mural in our 'Upper Room'
New for 2011: A wonderful mural depicting the Lord's Last Supper by Ruth Moore.

Porchtown Church was honored to be a part of the 2012 Lenten Series with the Delaware Bay Cluster Churches! Our contribution was Holy Thursday Observation on April 5 where participants experienced the Lord's Last Supper in our brand new “Upper Room!”

Journey to Bethlehem Mural in the Upstairs Nursery

Ruth Moore's beautiful mural of Joseph and Mary's Long Journey is back-lit with a starry sky!