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The Journey

Willow Creek Friends Church Labyrnth

We all walk a path in life. Image

The question is where is it leading? ImageThe Labyrnth is a spiritual tool used by many faiths but among Christian it is used to reflect on your life with Christ and to assist in prayer. Image

I liken it to an Unprogrammed Quaker Meeting for Worship on the move. These are some pictures from the labyrnth we painted on the lawn at our Meeting House in Kansas City. Image

It is really interesting to hear what people say after walking the path, for some it was very moving others just like to make the turns. I encourage you all to walk one in your area and if you don’t have one let me know and I can share with you how I made this one.


As you walk around the path you move closer to the center, then you seem to move away again. This reflects our spiritual lives in so many areas.

Image We have spiritual high points and low points. When we move away from the center we may feel like we are going the wrong way, but that is not always the case if we are still on the path. The people we encounter in our lives can do a couple of things, helping us stay on the path or distract us from our goal. At times we must stop and let someone or a problem pass and then begin the walk again. Always to the goal. ImageBut once we are there we are not finished we must go out and again engage the world around us. This is our witness, or ministry. These to take many twists and turns and again we encounter trials. I love the symbolism in this pathway.


About jwquaker

I’m sure everyone wants to know who I am…well if you are viewing this page you do. I’m Jared Warner and I am a pastor or minister recorded in the Evangelical Friends Church Mid America Yearly Meeting. To give a short introduction to the EFC-MA, it is a group of evangelical minded Friends in the Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. We are also a part of the larger group called Evangelical Friends International, which as the name implies is an international group of Evangelical Friends. For many outside of the Friends or Quaker traditions you may ask what a recorded minister is: the short answer is that I have demistrated gifts of ministry that our Yearly Meeting has recorded in their minutes. To translate this into other terms I am an ordained pastor, but as Friends we believe that God ordaines and mankind can only record what God has already done. More about myself: I have a degree in crop science from Fort Hays State University, and a masters degree in Christian ministry from Friends University. Both of these universities are in Kansas. I lived most of my life in Kansas on a farm in the north central area, some may say the north west. I currently live and minister in the Kansas City, MO area and am a pastor in a programed Friends Meeting called Willow Creek Friends Church.


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Meeting Times

Meal at 6pm
Bible Study at 7pm
Bible Study at 10am
Meeting for Worship 11am