New Year’s Day Steam Blessing
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Once again our New Year’s Day celebration will be a different kind of celebration. Due to the Corona virus we have not been holding sweat lodges of any kind at the Center.
This year we will have a fire at the arbor.
As we work through what we hope are the end days of the pandemic, in place of the annual New Years Day sweat lodge we are holding a steam blessing in the Arbor.
Participants will sit around the arbor, each person will have a chair, a sheet to cover themselves with, water, and hot stone(s) to provide heat and steam. Nan will lead the lodge and guide us through the blessing. There will be drumming, songs and prayers.
There will be a community meal (potluck) after the ceremony. Please bring a dish that you can share. You are welcome to the meal whether you have food to bring or not.
For information call or text: Steve Citty 865-300-4424
Directions to the Ceremony
Leaving the driveway at the Center, turn right on Graves-Delozier Road. At the first right (a paved road), drive down the hill. Please DO NOT park in the meadow. Park along the drive, or at the chamber, which is located at the top of the drive. If there are no places to park, you will have to leave your car at the house and walk down. The sweat lodge is in the north end of the meadow.
Donations for the Lodge
The Center for Peace is a non-profit organization that is blessed to continue based on the donations of members and those who attend its functions. Donations are used to support the Center and are always appreciated.
THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE FOR CEREMONY. IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING ABUNDANT, PLEASE DON’T ALLOW THIS TO PREVENT YOU FROM COMING. If you have no idea what would be appropriate, we would suggest $10 although less, more, an item, and/or a prayer would also be very much appreciated.