Our congregation is located at 6730 S. Sheridan Road in Tulsa. The building offers a welcoming space for most activities and we often gather in people’s homes for special events.
On the north west side of our parking lot lays a beautiful labyrinth for your meditation and prayer. It is open to the public year round. The labyrinth is made of sand, bricks and wood chips and may be uneven in some places. If you have never used a labyrinth, please keep reading below to learn more.
History: A labyrinth is a means for becoming centered and open to God. Labyrinths are ancient spiritual tools that do not belong to any particular religion or culture, giving us a connection of spirit with our sisters and brothers through- out the world. They became connected to Christianity in the Middle Ages in Europe when it was not safe for people to make spiritual pilgrimages to Jerusalem. Pilgrimages were made symbolically on the labyrinth at the nearest cathedral.
How: You are invited to join the pilgrimage of a labyrinth by walking in prayer. You may enter with a particular prayer or word in mind. The labyrinth is not a maze. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. It has a single circuitous path that winds its way into the center. We return from the center on the same path and the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, allowing a person to be quiet and focus internally. Generally there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center and integrating when you follow the return path back out. There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Use the labyrinth in any way that meets what you need, while being respectful of others walking. To prepare, you may want to sit quietly to reflect before walking the labyrinth. Some people come with questions, others just to slow down and take time out from a busy life. Some come to find strength to take the next step. Many come during times of grief and loss. All ages enjoy the labyrinth.
Please be considerate of others when multiple people are using the labyrinth.