On Sunday, April 23, the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown “Green Team” dedicated the church's new outdoor labyrinth. A labyrinth is a single path with one entrance and exit that is often walked as part of a spiritual practice.
Ground was broken last fall as the spot was cleared of root and plant growth. A work crew of both young and old prepared the ground, and a church member brought in a small bulldozer to help finish the job. The area was covered with topsoil and then grass was planted. Finally, bricks were set into the grass to outline the path. The church worked with certified labyrinth facilitator Lynn Brown who laid out the Santa Rosa style seven circuit labyrinth.
The labyrinth is open to the public and is listed on the World Wide Labyrinth locator. This effort is part of First Presbyterian Church’s certification process for GreenFaith. GreenFaith includes organizations from diverse religious traditions who wish to demonstrate and grow their commitment to environmental stewardship.
The labyrinth is located in the wooded area behind the parking lot at the rear of the church, at 2880 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. For more information see www.fpcyorktown.org.