Labyrinth at Park Presidio UMC to Be Dedicated
July 28, 2015
The dedication of an outdoor Labyrinth Butterfly Garden at Park Presidio UMC, 4301 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. with a ritual blessing at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by "Singers of the Street" (a choir which supports and includes homeless folk in San Francisco). Light refreshments will be by the CHEFS Program from Episcopal Community Services.
A special feature of the garden is a border of host- and nectar-plants popular with butterflies (swallowtail, red admiral, fritillaries, painted ladies, skippers and monarchs). Funded by a generous grant from San Francisco United Methodist Mission (SUMM), the Labyrinth Butterfly Garden is an outreach to the many in the neighborhood who consider themselves "spiritual but not religious," as well as a spiritual tool for members and children.
The Labyrinth at Park Presidio is a Chartres-style design, of San Pablo stones with a ginger-fines base, plotted using sacred geometry. It was constructed by Pastor Sandy Gess, Susan Bostrum-Wong, Mark Terry, adults and kids from the neighborhood. Pastor Sandy is a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator having been trained by labyrinth innovators, the Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress and Robert Ferré.
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