Centered in God, assured by Faith, and prospered by Divine Love,
we open our hearts and minds to receive the abundance of Pure Spirit.
Thank you God for our Permanent Outdoor Labyrinth!
Why a Permanent, Outdoor Labyrinth at Unity of Fairfax?
Across time and across cultures, human beings have found great spiritual value in walking a labyrinth. It is a spiritual practice that seems to be embedded in the consciousness of humanity. There is a holy calling to take a symbolic walk to one's center and receive the gifts given there.
For many years, on New Year's Day for example, a canvas labyrinth has been laid out in our Sanctuary. Members and friends of Unity of Fairfax have found great inspiration, solace, and clarity when walking the canvas labyrinth.
The new permanent, outdoor labyrinth will be open 24 hours a day. We will welcome everyone, from Northern Virginia neighbors and the world, regardless of faith tradition, to engage in this deep archetypal practice and to experience the sacred power of walking a labyrinth.
The new labyrinth will also serve as a beautiful and inspirational reminder that although each person's journey through life is private, ultimately we walk together in a spirit of oneness.
Rev. Russell Heiland
Our labyrinth will be the face of a larger plaza that will provide space for a variety of other activities - weddings, services, seasonal celebrations and special events - our Unity of Fairfax Labyrinth Plaza!
At the beginning of summer, the 52-foot labyrinth plaza area was leveled with a slight slope away from the building.
An interim circular garden was created in the plaza area by Earthcare volunteers on July 26th. The garden was designed by Rick Hartley, one of our Earthcare founders.
You may have noticed the “Visualize Our Labyrinth Here” sign at the main entrance to the building. Thank you, John Kell, for this inspiring contribution.
View a Photo Album of volunteers doing the shoveling and laying the mulch for pre-labyrinth beautification.
Construction is expected to begin during the winter months.
Ground Effects and Bright has submitted a detailed proposal in the range of $70,000, not including the TLC labyrinth kit cost of $20,000.
The Labyrinth Committee plans on submitting their recommendation to the Board of Trustees for project approval to commence church-wide fundraising.
We have been impressed that $36,000 of project cost has been received so far, and we are encouraged that this support for the labyrinth will be a positive factor in the Board's decision for approval.
For a history of our labyrinth activity, go to the Labyrinth 2017 Update page.
We rely on continuing donations to pay for the total cost of labyrinth construction.
DONATE NOW to the Unity of Fairfax Labyrinth
(Alternatively, you may phone the church office to arrange a labyrinth contribution)
We appreciate your prayers and support. Thank you!
Core Labyrinth Planning Team:
Thank you for your prayers and visualization energy.
Every Sunday at 10:30am and 12:30pm, we gather in a prayer circle around the space that will soon become our labyrinth.
Please join us for this 10-minute energy surge.
Updated November 2, 2017