Looking for Bird Patrons
Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet our God in heaven feeds them. (Matthew 6:26a)
While it is true that God feeds the birds, at Pathway's Retreat we've decided to help out a little by maintaining bird feeders at the cottage and the retreat house. Actually, maintaining these feeders has less to do with feeding the birds, and more to do with enticing them to come out of the woods so that we can enjoy them more easily.
Two avid bird watchers recently reported that they were surprised to see the quantity and diversity of birds at Pathways: cardinals, juncos, tit mouse, nut hatch, a variety of wood peckers, blue birds, and many other species.
You can partner with us to feed these birds. They go through one or two 40 pound bags of mixed bird seed a month. If you'd like to be a bird patron, contact one of the co-directors for more information.
Opportunity to Help:
Blessing the Candles
Candlemas, the 40th day of Christmas, is on February 2. On this date, it is customary for people around the world to bring their candles that will be used throughout the year to their local church to be blessed. Co-directors and associates gathered on January 31 to bless the candles that will be used at Pathways in 2017. (Link to liturgy)
We ask for your blessing upon these candles.
May these lights be signs of Christ’s grace, peace, and presence
here in this place, at Pathways, by day and by night.
In the beauty of these candles,
keep all in quiet and peace
in the warmth of these candles,
keep all in healing and grace
in the radiance of these candles
expand illumination, light and love into our hurting world.
Read the full liturgy here.
Ash Wednesday Noon Prayer
Usher in the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Prayer on Wednesday, March 1, noon - 12:30 in the Retreat House.
The prayer includes includes scripture, song, silence, and marking with ashes.
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:00am*
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:00am*
Fridays, 8:00 - 8:30am*
Spiritual Directors Day Away
Monday, February 13, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Iona Prayer for Healing
Monday, February 13, 7:00pm
Heart of Centering Prayer
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Watercolor as Contemplative Practice
Fridays, February 10, 24, March 10, 24
9:00 - 11:00am
* NOTE: If Goshen Community Schools have a school cancellation or delay, morning prayers are cancelled as well.