Church continues video labyrinth project with grant from ABHMS
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/17/2022)—With a grant from American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural, Leadership Empowerment and Discipleship ministries, First Baptist Church of Seattle and the Rev. Carolyn Shimabukuro have continued their project to design video resources for prayer and meditation that follow the seasons of the Christian calendar. The latest offering is a 30-minute video immersive labyrinth walk and program guide for the 40-day season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on March 2.
The guided labyrinth walk engages the soul with music, scripture, visuals and creative art. Most importantly, it offers an intentional time to slow down and tune one’s heart to God. As COVID-19 and the Omicron variant continue to affect our lives and ministries, it is of utmost importance to provide inroads for communing with God and caring for our spiritual lives.
“Please share this video with your circles of connections within the church as well with those who are seeking,” says Shimabukuro. “Be prayerful and creative in using it not only for individual use but also in group settings. You may want to encourage members of your congregation to pray about how they can share it with their family members and friends.”
Videos for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are forthcoming. A video had been offered for Advent.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.