For many years Pathways has been guided by our three co-directors: Linda Thomas, Julie Stegelmann, and Evan Miller. In 2020 Janell Stoltzfus was employed as administrative assistant on a marginal basis.
At the request of the co-directors, It is now time for a change. The seeds for this change are written into the 2022 strategic plan. The three co-directors will be relinquishing much of the administrative work into Janell’s capable hands so that they will have more time for family and/or other ministry possibilities. This shift is exciting for them and also for Pathways as they broaden their ministry outreach. Linda Thomas is now the Director and Ministry Coordinator. Janell is the Administrative and Land Manager. Julie Stegelmann is the Prayer Coordinator; Steve Thomas is the Land Steward, and Evan Miller is Project Specialist. The Board envisions these changes as enhancing our purpose of rest, reflection, and renewal. For more information on this exciting leadership change, see our Staff page.
Pathways staff: Evan Miller, Julie Stegelmann, Janell Stoltzfus, Steve Thomas, Linda Thomas
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Resurrection
April 9-May 28
The Stations of the Cross and Resurrection will once again be available in Pathways woods during Holy Week and for the Easter season. Virtual stations will also be available on our website for those who cannot visit our woods. Pathways staff will be on site Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 6,7,8) to greet guests.
Good Friday - Seven Moments
Friday, April 6, noon
A service of prayer and reflection for Good Friday. Seven lit candles will be extinguished with readings, silence and meditation upon the last moments of Jesus' life.
Join us in person at noon at Pathways Retreat for this reflective 25 min service.
Upcoming Creation Care Events April 22, 9-11 am May 13, 9-11 am June 17, 9-11 am
Join us for our upcoming Creation Care event on March 18. During this time of outdoor work, we'll be focusing on preparing our Meadowlands site for its next phase by cleaning up downed tree limbs and other debris. Please dress in clothes suitable for outdoor work, including sturdy, close-toed shoes. Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them. If you have any questions or concerns, please email our volunteer coordinator. In the case of bad weather we will reschedule the work day, so check our website and social media for updates.
From our Ash Wednesday Service
"Lent, more than most things, is about existing in the pain of the world, not rushing past it toward spiritual toxic positivity. It’s a season not for answers but for ancient questions—of death, grief, expectation, hunger, fear, mortality. In Lent, we are reminded of our humanity in all its frailty and beauty, and as we approach one another we bear witness to both, refusing to look away." - Cole Arthur Riley
Iona Healing Prayer
Join us for Iona Healing Prayer every 3rd Monday at noon via zoom. To submit a request for prayer please click on the button below. See the Iona Healing Prayer page for more information.
Here is the liturgy from the past Monday’s prayer. It may be prayed individually or as a group.
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One of the benefits of virtual prayers is that they continue regardless of weather. Tuesday - Thursday morning prayers are online if Goshen Community Schools (GCS) have a 2-hour delay or cancellation. Only Friday’s prayer is cancelled if GCS have a 2-hour delay or cancellation.
Creation Prayer In-person only Fridays, 8-8:45am The entire prayer time is outside (so dress accordingly); Questions? Ask them online or call 574-501-4473
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Create...Restore...Sustain...in us a willing spirit. Psalm 51
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