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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Prayer Labyrinth

    PRAYER LABYRINTH

    A 24' canvas labyrinth is available for the use of congregations, district‐led and conference‐led events. It is housed in the Media Resource Center and can be reserved by laity and clergy, individuals and groups, by contacting Diane Miner, media resource center director.

    DESCRIPTION OF LABYRINTH

    The Abingdon à la Chartres™ design combines the Abingdon™ 6 circuit design from the Neo-Medieval™ series with proportionally appropriate elements reflecting the sacred geometry of the larger Chartres Replica™: the 4.5 to 1 path to line ratio, six lobed central rosette and perimeter lunations.
    24’ diameter, aegean blue in color, weighs about 23 lb and stored in a wheeled suitcase
    A copy of the DVD, Rediscovering the Labyrinth-A Walking Meditation, will be included with the labyrinth for background and reference.

    RESERVATIONS/PICKUP & RETURN

    Scheduling for use of the labyrinth can be made through the Media Resource Center. The labyrinth may be signed out for a period of one week unless special arrangements are made. Arrangements for pick‐up and return can be made at the time of reservation with Diane. The labyrinth will not be mailed and must be picked up and returned in person.

    SPACE/CARE

    The labyrinth must be set up in a space appropriate for its size and which is secure at all times. Care must be taken for not only the time during the usage, but also throughout the time the labyrinth is on site. It is never to be set up outside. It is the responsibility of the group to return it in the same condition as checked out. Periodic examinations will be made to confirm the condition of care for the labyrinth. Care should also be made with the suitcase in which it is carried. Repairs needed are to be reported. The labyrinth is for indoor use only and should be placed on a clean surface. Socks are to be worn at all times on the labyrinth (no shoes); food or drinks are not allowed. Use of a CLEAN broom or a vacuum cleaner is encouraged before the labyrinth is packed for return.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."