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IPC Walking Pilgrimage
November 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
One event on November 11, 2023 at 9:30 am
Often, a pilgrimage is a journey to a place with special spiritual significance – Jerusalem or Mecca, for instance. A pilgrimage can also be a journey undertaken with mindfulness and intention. Our IPC pilgrimages explore areas of our IPC campus, with pauses for prayer, song, a bit of poetry, and reflection.
Two Walking Pilgrimages will be offered, at 10 am, on Saturday Nov 4 and Saturday Nov 11. Everyone’s invited to arrive early for beverages and snacks at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. At 10, we’ll gather in the Fireside Room and officially begin our walk. There will be a brief period when we’re outdoors in front of the church manse, but we’ll go rain or shine. We will finish between 11:15-11:30. Capacity is limited to ensure a quality experience for everyone, so please RSVP at email@example.com or look for signup sheets in the back of our sanctuary.
The IPC pilgrimage was created in 2009 for the 100th anniversary of the construction of our beautiful building. Factual information came from old church newsletters, newspaper articles, and other documents from the basement of the church manse.
We walk about the IPC campus in a small group, pausing in certain areas. The distinctive nature of each stop is used to invite the pilgrims to reflect. Folks will hear some history, a little poetry maybe, some reflection questions, then we’ll say a short prayer and sing together as we walk to the next “stop” on the pilgrimage. We have a guitar player and song leaders to help us with that. This continues for 7 or 8 stops and we end up in the sanctuary. Folks can stay and reflect there as long as they like.