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Labyrinth Walk, Sunday May 26th, 2013

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Title: Labyrinth Walk

Sunday May 26, 2013

6:30 to 8:00pm

Location: First Christian Church Pomona

Description: The Labyrinth at First Christian Church Pomona is set up and open every fourth Sunday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Unless the fourth Sunday is Christmas Eve or Christmas Day). It is also open at other seasonal times. Call the church office for a current schedule (909) 622-1144.

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinth designs were found on pottery, tablets and tiles date as far back as 4000 years. Many patterns are based on spirals from nature. In Native American culture it is called the Medicine Wheel and Man in the Maze. The Celts described it as the Never Ending Circle. It is also called the Kabala in mystical Judaism. One feature they all share is that they have one path which winds in a circuitous way to the center.

The labyrinth design we have is a replica of the 11-circuit labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral in France. This pattern, once central to cathedral culture, was inlaid into the stone floor in 1201.
Labyrinths are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, find balance, and encourage meditation, insight and celebration. They are open to all people as a non-denominational, cross-cultural tool of well-being. They can be found in medical centers, parks, churches, schools, prisons, memorial parks and retreat centers as well as in people’s backyards.

A labyrinth is not a maze. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. It has a single circuitous path that winds into the center. The person walking it uses the same path to return and the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows 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 returning; that is, taking back out into the world that which you have received. There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Use the labyrinth in any way that meets what you need.

The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice for the purpose of prayer and meditation. Whether you walk the Labyrinth or prefer to sit quietly in the space, you are welcome to come receive the refreshment of God. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk the Labyrinth and there is a brochure available with practical suggestions for walking the Labyrinth for those who are new to the practice. Come receive the blessing of God’s healing Spirit.

Experience Healing with Reiki Share: Saturday May 18th, 2013, 2:00 pm

Reiki promotes stress reduction and relaxation that supports physical healing. People report experiencing deep calm, reduction of pain and for some, spiritual wellness.

Physical and emotional trauma, the wear and tear of ordinary life, these cause our systems to become imbalanced over time. Reiki helps restore the body’s natural state of balance. It has been shown that stress is a significant contributor to illness. One of the most powerful aspects of Reiki is its ability to reduce stress.

What can you expect? Reiki master teacher Julie Roberts-Fronk begins with a brief introduction to Reiki followed by time for people to experience Reiki first hand if they so choose. Reiki is given through light touch or no touch, depending on a person’s choice. Wear comfortable clothes

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“Better Jobs, Better Lives” sponsored by the IESC

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INLAND EMPIRE SPONSORING COMMITTEE

(IESC)

“Better Jobs, Better Lives”:

WHAT: A Conference to address the economic pressures on families, communities in the region
WHEN: Saturday, April 27
TIME: 1p.m. to 5p.m.
PLACE: Colony High School
3850 E. Riverside Dr
Ontario 91761

Featured Speakers:
Teresa Ghilarducci, Professor of Political Economy at the New School of Social Research, New York, NY; author of When I’m Sixty-Four, a book about retirement security issues

Stephen Levy, Director, the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE); a much quoted, much sought-after observer of the California economy (INVITED)

Ernesto Cortes, Jr., National Co-Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the largest and oldest national organizing and leadership training institute in the country

Workshop presentations include:
Retirement security and its impact on the economy
Projections and potential labor markets for jobs in California and the region
Potential workforce development strategies for the region
Strategies to address home foreclosures through the use of “eminent domain”
Regional action for local, economic development

For more information, contact IESC at 323-528-3877

Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee (IESC)
www.ieorganizing.org
(323) 528-3877

Gather at the Table: Meet the Authors Jan. 26th 2:00 p.m.

Gather at the Table is the chronicle of the shared journey of a black woman and a white man to address issues of racial equity and justice on the path toward reconciliation. Over a three-year period, we traveled both overseas and through 27 states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. We engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery and racism shaped our lives and continue to profoundly impact America.

The presentations will include video and images from our book and we will read excerpts and share stories from our journey. Copies of Gather at the Table will be available for purchase. We will sign copies for anyone who wants theirs autographed by the authors

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee hails Gather at the Table as “an honest exploration into the deep social wounds left by racism, violence and injustice.Kirkus Reviews wrote, “The authors’ accomplishment stands on its own, but their book also serves as a great introduction to a shared past that ought to be better known.”

To learn more, you can watch our interview on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show”, listen to our Christmas Day interview on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More”, and check out our website and YouTube page.

Service of Lamentation and Hope and Labyrinth Walk Dec. 16th 6:30-8 pm

Tomorrow night at 6:30 there will be a brief service of lamentation and hope in remembrance of the victims of Friday’s shooting AND of healing for the people dealing with the immeasurable grief.

 This season of Advent and Christmas is a tender time for lots of us as well. The service and labyrinth walk is designed to create a safe place (isn’t that what sanctuary is to be?) for us to bring our grief and receive comfort and hope. The service will take place ON the labyrinth so be sure you have socks to wear. You can sit on a chair or on the floor. There are some pillows, but if you would like, you may bring your own.