From the beginning of Pathways' formation, the rhythm of prayer has served to center us in God. Welcoming diverse faith traditions, prayer has served as common center for Pathways Retreat. A communal rhythm of weekly, monthly, and seasonal prayer, following the Christian liturgical year, scriptures, and contemplative practice, has grounded us in God's presence within and all around. Prayer empowers us to live out Pathways' mission, vision, and values, remembering that Pathways is made, loved, and kept by our Triune God. As a spiritual retreat center for Rest, Reflection, and Renewal, and with a tagline of "a place to be on the spiritual journey," Pathways is called again and again to return to the Divine Rest that heals, blesses, and transforms our lives.
Please note the following changes: On Tuesday mornings Awakening Hour will replace Prayer of Commitment. Iona Healing Prayer will be held on the third Wednesday of the month instead of Mondays and will be in-person. If Zoom asks for a pass code, it is "Pathways"
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. Questions? Ask them online or call 574-501-4473
Pathways’ annual Silent Auction fundraiser is coming up! The online auction will begin on Saturday, September 9, at 8am and end on September 16, at 4pm. Bidders will have an opportunity to view auction items in person from 3-4pm on Saturday, September 16. This annual event is a great way to support Pathways by bidding, sharing with friends and family, and donating items to the auction. If you have an item that you’d like to donate, please contact Janell Stoltzfus by September 4.
Bring your beloved animal friend for Pathways Retreat’s annual Animal Blessing which includes a walk through the woods, a short blessing service, and snacks. Please bring your own chair for this outdoor event and check our website home page if the weather is questionable. Be praised, O God through all your creatures. St. Francis
Appropriate for all levels of participants, this hatha-style yoga class is designed to help us live in harmony with what Christine Valters Paintner calls sacred time, that is, “time spent being present to the moments of eternity available to us whenever we choose to pause and breathe.” Mondays beginning August 28, 4:30-5:30pm Cost: $15/session Facilitator: Malinda Elizabeth Berry Space is limited to 9 participants
Spending time in nature is known to make us happier, reduce stress and increase our well-being. As we prepare to move from summer into fall, this four-part series will offer us time to wander outdoors as well as experience a harvest of creative spiritual practices. Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:00 - 11:30 am Suggested donation: $15-35 for each session Register for the ones you can attend - all four or only one. Facilitator: Dawn Stegelmann, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, seminary professor and retreat leader Space is limited to 12 perticipants each week
Men, what kind of man do you want to be and how can you live a life that matters? In this half day retreat, we will… • examine the scripts we’ve been given, • explore differing expressions masculinity, • reconsider our purpose and aims in life.
This retreat draws from Living That Matters: Honest Conversations for Men of Faith (Herald Press, 2023), which each participant will receive.
Saturday, December 9, 8:30am - noon (begins with a light breakfast) Suggested Donation: $30-50 (includes the book Living That Matters) Facilitator: Steve Thomas Space is limited to 12 participants
Zentangle-inspiried Art is the practice of mindfully drawing images from repetitive and structured patterns. It becomes a form of artistic mediation as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern. There are no mistakes, only opportunities, in Meditative Zentangle-inspired Art!
When: November 11, January 20, February 17 10:00-11:30 am Register for one class or all three Anyone can do Zentangle-inspired art! No artistic training or natural gifts are needed. Limit of 8 participants Suggested donation: $25-45. All art supplies are included. Facilitator: Sylvie Gudin, artist & spiritual director
September 23, 1-3pm October 7, 9-11am November 11, 1-3pm
Creation Care Events at Pathways offer regular opportunities to engage in caring for our natural world. Pathways has been working to restore and care for the woods and prairies on our property for many years and there is always more work to be done. We invite you to plan to join us for these times of working outdoors alongside others who are excited about earth care. If you are interested in hearing about these regular events or other volunteer opportunities at Pathways, consider completing our Volunteeer Survey.
Empty Saline Solution Bottles Wanted
If you wear contacts we would love to have your empty saline solution bottles! We use these bottles for a variety of land maintenance applications and we can always use more. Simply bring empty bottles with you next time you visit Pathways and leave them in the Retreat House or on the porch. Thanks!
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The Holy Spirit is our harpist, and all the strings which are touched in love must sound. — Mechtild of Magdeburg (1207-1282)
The ministry of Pathways Retreat would not be possible without supportive donors like you. Thank you to all who contribute financially to make Pathways possible. Pathways Retreat is a registered 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
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