Walking the Labyrinth

Labyrinth_vor_St._Lambertus,_MingolsheimThose gathering for 4oh!4 in the basement of the Condon United Church of Christ on Sunday afternoon at 4:04 p.m. will share a simple meal of soup and experience the labyrinth.

Sometimes confused with a maze, a labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools in various faith traditions.

Unlike a maze, with a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not. A more passive, receptive mindset is needed. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.

For more information, phone or text Rev. Tim Graves at 541-256-0565 or email 4oh4Condon@gmail.com

Reiki Master to Share at 4oh!4 on Sunday

Reiki Master to Share at 4oh!4 on Sunday

The monthly 4oh!4 Gathering will meet Sunday, December 28 at 4 o’clock in the basement of the United Church of Christ. Cindi Blanchard, a Reiki master, will share information about the relaxation and healing technique and involve participants in discussion. Reiki is a Japanese technique that utilizes “life force energy.”
Reiki is a practice that crosses traditional boundaries. People of multiple faith or no-faith traditions find the technique beneficial.┬áChristians, for example, sometimes identify this “laying on hands” technique as similar to the healing Jesus practiced.
A simple meal will be provided as people gather followed by the learning and discussion session. Email 4oh4Condon@gmail.com or call or text 541-256-0565 with questions.
***There will be no morning worship or Bible study on Sunday, December 28th. Instead, you are encouraged to attend 4oh!4.
4oh!4 Gathers for First Time on Sunday

4oh!4 Gathers for First Time on Sunday

1 (1)4oh!4, envisioned as a place where folks of various backgrounds can talk about matters of spirituality over a simple meal, meets for the first time Sunday afternoon at 4:04 p.m.
“I’d love it to be an interfaith and ecumenical gathering where no one feels the pressure of right belief or worry about who’s right or wrong,” explains Tim Graves, the pastor of the Condon United Church of Christ.
The Facebook page of 4oh!4 describes it as “spirituality without pressure: no sermons, no pressure, no baloney.” For more information visithttp://www.facebook.com/4oh4Condon, email 4oh4Condon@gmail.com, or call or text 541-256-0565.
The United Church of Christ will not hold morning services on Sunday, October 26. Instead members and friends are encouraged to attend the 4oh!4 gathering at 4:04 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the basement of the UCC.