The final summer maze walk will take place on August 11 at Edgecomb Community Church

The final walk of the Summer Morning Maze on the grounds of Edgecomb Community Church will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 11. Participants are invited to walk through the maze on the ground and then stay for lunch afterwards to share their experiences of the maze.

People walk through the maze at Edgecomb Community Church on the 2021 summer solstice. Photo courtesy of Edgecomb Community Church

Maze walking is an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation and prayer, according to the Edgecomb Community Church press release. When entering the path of a maze, the recommendation is to walk slowly while calming your mind and concentrating on a spiritual question or prayer. The maze path is unicursal, which means there is only one path to the center and out. The path twists and turns back on itself several times before reaching the center. When you reach the center there is only one way back, allowing your mind to focus on meditation or prayer.

Participants must bring their own lunch; cookies, water and lemonade will be available as refreshments.

Edgecomb Community Church is located at 15 Cross Point Road, Edgecomb. For more information, contact the church at [email protected] or (207) 882-4060. The event is free for all.

The next Church Maze event will be a Full Moon Candlelight Maze Walk scheduled for 6-7 p.m. on October 9.

Norma P. Rex