Journeying Towards Reconciliation

A learning and networking gathering for United Churches across Greater Sudbury

Are you passionate about engaging in Indigenous justice initiatives in your congregation?

Do you want concrete, helpful resources?

Are you looking for connection and relationships to support you?

Join us for a simple dinner, conversation and exploration.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 @ 5:30pm

St. Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury

Hosted by the Manitou Intentional Learning Community

Labyrinth Day Resource

Labyrinth Day 2023, May 6, 1:00pm – Join the worldwide Rolling Wave of Peace – Self Guided Walk Instructions

Introduction: Welcome! For this year’s event, we are playing with the theme of waves as get ready to join the ‘rolling wave of peace’ around the world that is World Labyrinth Day. If you are doing this as a walking meditation on your own or at your local labyrinth, we invite you to carry a glass of water as you walk. Waves will be created in your glass as you walk, and you may contemplate the movement as we seek to wash the world in peace with our intention, one person at a time. When you get to the centre, you may pour your water into a collective receptacle if walking with others, or wait until the end of the walk to water some plants with it. While we walk we could also remember that we ourselves are mostly water, and that we constantly create vibrations in ourselves throughout our daily activities that extend beyond our bodies. Let us remember to send out positive energy to the rest of the world, our home, and make that home a better place.

A Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you Deep peace of Christ to you

Song – “The Peace of the Earth”, based on a Guatemalan song, “La Paz de la Tierra”

The peace of the earth be with you, the peace of the heavens too; the peace of the rivers be with you, the peace of the oceans too.

Deep peace falling over you;
God’s peace growing in you. (Repeat)

Walk as One at 1:00 – everyone walks at 1:00pm in their own time zone Water the ground with peaceful water from everyone

Song – “Go Now in Peace”

Go now in peace;
go now in peace.
May the love of God surround you everywhere,
everywhere you may go.