Walk the labyrinth at Wheaton's Gary UMC

You are welcome to experience the Gary United Methodist Church Gardens and Labyrinth, in the courtyard at 224 N. Main St. in Wheaton.

At the church labyrinth, you'll notice pavers that are a slightly different color than the rest of the courtyard. Those pavers form a spiral walking path.

When you enter, follow the path to the center. When you reach the center of the labyrinth, take a moment with God and say a silent prayer. Then, begin your journey back to the start, remembering that with God at our center we will always find our way home.

Walking a labyrinth can be an inward and outward journey where we can recognize the presence of God and find unity and wholeness.

In a labyrinth you are never lost. You are always on the path leading into or back out of the center. Unlike a maze which has numerous paths and is designed to confuse, a labyrinth helps you center yourself and find clarity and peace.

Gary United Methodist Church offers 9 a.m. summer Sunday worship services in the sanctuary. The 9 a.m. service is complete with Kids' Church and nursery care, plus livestreaming and recorded worship at At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a coffee hour called "Special Blend." A newly-imagined 11 a.m. service will begin again on Sunday, Aug. 27. With deep roots in the community since 1853, Gary Church has vibrant music, kids, youth and adult ministries, plus opportunities for local, national and global missions. For more information, go to or contact the church office at

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