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 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUL GARDEN will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested in getting a garden plot for 2015 should plan to attend. It’s a great way to get your garden started.
The Hoop House is almost finished. It can be used to start plants for the coming year.
Although the SOUL Garden is in Winter Rest Mode, please think about volunteering to help with the Sunday Vegetable Sales. The produce is voluntarily given by the SOUL Garden folks, but the money raised is given to the church for mission work in feeding folks who need it in the Valley. Extra produce is also delivered to local charities weekly. So if you’re at all interested, please see Steve or Karen Sands or Ron Hunter for details.
Plans for the coming garden season are well underway. Look for details in the newsletter about the May Fest, educational seminars and the Harvest Fest in October. You don’t need to be a member of the SOUL Garden to join in the fun.
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.