Tuscaloosa area churches help college students navigate finals week


Trinity UMC in Tuscaloosa is partnering with two other Tuscaloosa area churches, First Christian (Disciples of Christ) and University Presbyterian Church to reach out to college students during a normally stressful time – final exams.

On Wednesday evening, April 24, 2013, students and community members are invited to gather on the front lawn of Trinity UMC to experience a labyrinth prayer path. The event will be led by Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, a Tuscaloosa resident and United Methodist Clergy.

Based on an ancient pattern dating back as far as 5,000 years, a labyrinth is a prayer path for walking meditation, stress relief, and spiritual guidance. Unlike a maze where you can lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way because there are no tricks or dead ends

The labyrinth will be painted on the front lawn and open to the public day and night for idividuals to experience during The University of Alabama’s “Dead Week” and final exams (April 24-May 3-weather permitting.)

“We hope students and community members who experience the labyrinth find peace and calmness in a very stressful time during the end of the semester,” said Rev. Penny Ford, pastor at Trinity UMC.

Dr. Kay Mutert works with Veriditas in presenting workshops and teaching/training labyrinth facilitators and offering meditative walks. For more information, visit: http://www.veriditas.org.

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