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Praying with Labyrinths
Following the Movement
An 8-week Spiritual Formation Course


January 23 - March 13, 2023

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Praying with Labyrinths: Following the Movement

An 8-week virtual spiritual formation course integrating the use

of a variety of Finger Labyrinths and Henri Nouwen’s book: 

Spiritual Formation:  Following the Movements of the Spirit


Instructor:  Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman

Class meets Monday evenings

 January 23 and 30, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, March 6 and 13, 2023

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)

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Are you curious about labyrinths and how they can be tools for deepening prayer? Have you ever used a finger labyrinth?  Perhaps you’ve walked a labyrinth as a form of embodied prayer for discernment or forgiveness.


This virtual ZOOM course led by Rev. Kim Barker-Brugman, a certified labyrinth facilitator, will open new possibilities in prayer as class participants explore Finger Labyrinths as a way to process Henri Nouwen’s book on spiritual formation and experience bringing Nouwen’s insights and spiritual practices together for ever deeper for personal transformation. 


Sharing this learning experience in a ZOOM classroom creates a unique community, adding further dimensions to prayer and spiritual formation.


​​8 Mondays beginning January 23 through March 13, 2023

Virtual Class via ZOOM, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)

Class outline and reading assignments provided after class registration.

Zoom link provided one week prior to start of class.

Each weekly session is an hour and half long and includes:

  • Presentation correlated to focus chapter(s) of the week from Nouwen’s book,  handouts, slides, and small group discussions in breakout rooms

  • active engagement with various types of finger labyrinths

  • personalized information regarding location of labyrinths in your area


$175 per person

1.5 CEUs: $10

Registration closes January 16, 2023 at 5pm.

Participants purchase a personal copy of Henri Nouwen's book in their favorite format (Paperback, audio, Kindle, etc.):

Spiritual Formation:  Following the Movements of the Spirit 

HarperOne; Reprint edition (March 10, 2015)   ISBN: ‎978-0061686139


We encourage purchases from a local bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.

*If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler.

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The Rev. Kimberly Barker-Brugman is pastor of Lawrenceville UMC in Lawrenceville, VA and  is the founder/owner of Soul Story Ministries, LLC-- a ministry offering spiritual direction, supervision, and retreats.  Ordained Elder in the Virginia Annual Conference, Pastor Kim is a graduate of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, completing two degrees:  Master of Divinity and Master in Christian Education.  Kimberly holds certificates in spiritual direction from the Richmond Hill Retreat Center’s Ruah Program in spiritual guidance, training as a spiritual director supervisor, and training with Veriditas as a Labyrinth Facilitator.

Kim has served rural and suburban churches in upstate New York and the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Kim’s leadership and experience in ministry spans all ages and stages from retreat settings to Sunday School classes, from pulpit to pastoral care provider.  She enjoys spiritual direction, labyrinth walks, leading retreats and workshops on spirituality, prayer and Christian clowning, Bible studies and spiritual formation groups (i.e. Companions in Christ). She is active in both Kindred Project, a contemplative prayer group of lay and clergy in VA UMC, and a Spiritual Directors International group in Northern Virginia. She serves on the Virginia Conference’s Five-Day Spiritual Academy’s leadership team.  She and her husband, Kevin Brugman, have been married 27 years, have two grown sons, and a beloved black lab named Kaliyah. Kim loves to knit, to read, crochet, scrapbook, dabble in essential oils, and play with plants.

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