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Faith Focus: Try the Calvary labyrinth

February 24, 2019 GMT

Try the Calvary labyrinth

Experience the indoor labyrinth at Calvary Episcopal Church in Rochester in an open labyrinth walk event, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The labyrinth will be open for walking in Crawford Hall with facilitator Elise Lewis available for questions and guidance. Plan to arrive by 7 p.m. at the latest to ensure time for your walk.

There will be time for writing, quiet prayer and meditation. The event is appropriate for teens and adults.

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol and purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back into the world. Labyrinths have long been used for meditation and prayer.

Calvary church is at 111 Third Ave. SW. Information: 507-282-9429.

Gloria Dei hosts world prayer event

World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday, March 1, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1212 12th Ave. NW in the Worship Center.

A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. with the program to follow.

The women of Slovenia wrote the program. Everyone is welcome.

Learn about Integral Theory at Assisi

Learning about levels of development can give us an understanding and compassion for ourselves and for others. It can also give us hope, especially during contentious times when everything around us seems to be clashing or disintegrating. By understanding that people are at different levels of emotional, mental, and spiritual maturity, we can work towards a meaningful resolution of our conflicts, whether they be personal, cultural, political, or religious.

A presentation, “Introduction to Integral Theory,” will introduce you to the precepts and framework of Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory, which outlines an integrated model of human development through science and religion, Eastern and Western philosophy, and pre-modern, modern, and post-modern worldviews, as part of the human evolutionary process.

It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 4 at Assisi Heights in Rochester.

Admission is $10 preregistered/prepaid, $15 at the door. Register online, tinyurl.com/y2z2s4jo, or call 507-280-2195.

Assisi Heights is at 1001 14th St. NW.

How does Passover meal point to Jesus?

Trevor Rubenstein of Chosen People Ministries will present how the symbolism of the Jewish Passover meal points to the Messiah Jesus Christ.

The presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 2810 40th Ave. SE, Rochester.

The public is welcome. For more information call 507-289-6532, email cefc@cornerstoneefc.com or visit Cornerstone’s website, www.cornerstoneefc.com.

Saddle up for ‘Cowboy Church’ March 3

Cherry Grove Cowboy Church will be held at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church starting at 6 p.m. March 3.

Cowboy Church is nondenominational and another way of spreading God’s message through music. The service includes a mix of country, Christian country, cowboy and Southern gospel, and bluegrass music.

Musicians are welcome, and should contact Cindy Seabright at seabright.cindy@gmail.com or 507-272-1682 one week prior to the service. Cowboy Church services are held the first Sunday each month.

Cherry Grove United Methodist Church is at 18183 160th St. in the small community of Cherry Grove, rural Spring Valley. The church is handicap accessible.

You don’t have to be a cowboy to visit!