Cottonwood loves to share its land with the community. Presently there are over 50 garden plots in the Soul Garden as well as a prayer labyrinth, picnic areas, walking paths, honey bees. All are welcome to apply for a plot of land and join in the gift of working the ground and sharing in its bounty and goodness. We invite you to become Soul Gardeners!
Latest information about the SOUL Garden.
The garden is getting a great start after our Annual Meeting held in February where new gardeners met some of our long-time members, some new SOC (SOUL Oversight Committee) members were elected and door prizes were awarded. Thanks so much to Millcreek Gardens for donating several prizes.
Steve Sands continues as Chair of the SOC, Virginia Love is the new Secretary, Pam Hunter will serve as Treasurer, and Marshal Smith, an at-large SOC member, will continue as Common Area Maintenance Coordinator. Yvonne Collins is also an at-large SOC member and Sariah Henry, who coordinates the Green Team at Woodstock Elementary, will serve in another at-large position. Committee members serve three-year terms.
We have 52 gardens this year, including a plot dedicated to flowers and another new herb plot. There may be plots available, so if you are interested, contact an SOC member. Application forms are in the SOUL Garden mailbox in the church office.
As always, we would like to have your vegetable clippings and coffee grounds for our compost heap at the back of the garden.
All are invited to special programs we plan to have this year, such as Cooking in the Garden, and other educational seminars.
For more information about the garden go to our website: www.soulgardencottonwood.com or call Steve Sands, (801) 278-5957.
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SOUL LABYRINTH – Jeremiah 6:16 – “Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”
The garden behind the church has been enhanced with a prayer path called a Labyrinth. Unlike a maze, which has many paths and dead ends, a labyrinth has only one path leading from the outside to the center and back out again. The way in is finding awareness of the presence of God as we go through interior reality, past confusion and chaos of the daily word. Reaching the center, we find wholeness, completion through Christ, which is the heart and center of Christian life. Finally, the labyrinth offers a way out, a path of renewal as we come back into the world to continue our life’s work.
The labyrinth is meant to be walked pensively and prayerfully, in the spirit of guidance, peace, transformation, connection, inspiration, and hope.
Reprinted from the Courier August 2007. Thanks to several former members as well as Felicia Graves, George Katz, Nadine Geist McAlister, Janet Lake and Kelsey Schwab who helped with the construction.