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.
SOUL Garden Outreach: Woodstock PTA Green Team may expand their garden next year! They say that the kids really enjoy having a plot and more of the classrooms may be involved during the next growing season.
Sunday Morning Produce Sales: Sadly, the produce is gone for the season, and we don't even have any more honey. Woody (beekeeper and owner of Woody's restaurant) said the bees are finished for the season. We'll look forward to next year! Sales for this season surpassed last year at $2,321 with all the proceeds going to charity.
2014 Growing Season: Want to try your hand at gardening? Forms for requesting a garden for next year will be available on the bulletin board. We have several new people who seem interested; if you are one of them, grab a form or contact Sarah Duncan, 801-904-3677 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We already have one new gardener who wants to plant garlic now for next year, so we are giving him a plot that we know is available.
Thanks to the church for supporting the Garden this year!
For more information about the garden, look at our bulletin board (behind the produce table) or our website: www.sougardencottonwood.com.
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.