Take a few steps south of the basketball hoop to the top of the grassy knoll.
Turn right (west) and continue walking until you see the labyrinth entrance.
Our labyrinth is based upon the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth in France, built about 1200 AD.
The pattern of this labyrinth is to the left. It is set in a beautiful
wooded clearing with walking paths through the acreage. Deer are seen frequently
and songbirds grace the air.
The labyrinth's paths are grass and its pattern is defined by borders of
natural grasses and wildflowers. A large wooden cross marks the center and
benches provide places to rest and meditate.
Walking the labyrinth models the classical three-fold spiritual path of walking
in: emptying and letting go; time in the center: illumination, clarity, and insight;
walking out: union, initiative, integration, and action in the world.
You are welcome to visit out labyrinth at any time. There is no charge for
taking part in this experience; however, donations are always appreciated. If you
decide to contribute, please indicate that the money is for labyrinth maintenance.
The Stations in the Pines
About six years ago, Dennis Klumpp, a member of Holy Trinity for over forty-five years, began
to envision a Stations of the Cross that would meander through the pine woods on the land behind
the church. For a while this was only a dream, he felt that the church would never be able to
afford the material costs to fulfill his ambition.
In March of 2008, Dennis began work on the trail through the woods, and started making the
chalet-like boxes into which the paintings would be set. With the same love for the church
that had been demonstrated by his presence and service over the 45 years, Dennis crafted
these beautiful markers one-by-one as a gift to the church and an expression of his abiding faith.
The trail is now complete and ready for visitors to use at any time.
About the Artist
Beth-Anne Eggle is a teacher, educator, country painter and crafter. In the fall of 2006, she
was asked by her brother, Dennis Klumpp, Jr. Warden at Holy Trinity, to submit drawings of the
various Stations of the Cross for paintings for the outdoor Stations. She agreed to do so, even
as she wondered what these images were "supposed to look like." Dennis said they should look
like whatever she might create them to be. A year and a half later, Beth-Anne completed the task.
In March of 2008 she presented to Dennis fourteen hand-painted depictions of the various traditional
Stations of the Cross, used by pilgrims and penitents throughout the ages as means of walking with
Jesus to Calvary. Thank you, Beth.