Walking Spiritual Practice

Walking as a Spiritual Practice
Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. through August 23

On Thursdays through Aug. 23, join Amy Kennedy for a weekly walk in the Scio Woods Preserve at 4000 Scio Church Road. We will depart from the Preserve parking lot on Thursdays promptly at 5pm. Choose a shorter 15 minute loop or a 45 minute loop on an unpaved trail through the forest. A hat, long sleeves and long pants are recommended.

Each week you will receive a short reading via email that you can ponder while you walk or you may just pay attention to the creation around you. You may walk in silence or conversation, with others or at your own pace. After our walk, may we sense (as those on the road to Emmaus), that Christ has been present. Email amy@fumc-a2.org to receive readings beforehand or if you want guidance for your first time on the trail. Please note Amy is unable to walk on the following dates: June 28, July 26 and August 30, but walkers are welcome to carry on.

The book, Every Step a Prayer, may enrich your walks, but purchasing the book is optional. If this time or location doesn’t work for you, perhaps you can adapt a walking practice to suit your life.