May the God of acceptance bless you, calling you always to look with love on your own being. May you know God's unconditional acceptance at each moment even as you question and search in the struggle for peace. May your acceptance of all God’s people free them for their search. May the God of acceptance be with you. -Maxine Shonk
Inner Soul Work Group Spaces Open
Two spaces are open for Inner Soul Work Group, a series of monthly, full-day contemplative retreats for professional ministry leaders to tend their soul in community with others. Through gentle rhythms of prayer & spiritual practice, silence & solitude, and group spiritual direction, ministry leaders are offered space to listen and attend to God's transforming presence in their lives. For more information click here.
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On August 23rd, Pathways will present a request for an additional zoning variances with the City of Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals. These variances are needed because of our planned development of Meadowlands. From the city’s perspective, these plans are an expansion of Pathways and must be approved by the BZA.
Of particular interest to the city is our desire to build an open air pavilion so that small groups can gather outside, protected from rain and bad weather. In addition, we would like to occasionally host groups of up to 20 people for creation care work days. This expansion will have minimal impact on our neighborhood, and offer a significant benefit to the community. If you’d like to see the complete application to the BZA or the master plan for Meadowlands, please email.
Please pray that we will successfully navigate the bureaucratic requirements of the government agencies so that we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing rest, reflection, and renewal so that all may know love and wholeness. If you’d like to pray with your hands, you can support our application by calling or writing to the city planning office at Goshen Board of Zoning Appeal, Attn: Rossa Deegan, Assistant Planning and Zoning Administrator, 204 East Jefferson Street, Suite 4, Goshen, IN 46528. 574-534-3600. You can also attend the BZA meeting at 4pm August 23rd in the Goshen City Court Room at the Police/Court building 111 E. Jefferson St.
Strategic Plan Approved
After six months of discernment and hard work by the board, the codirectors, and members of our prayer community, Pathways' board approved a new strategic plan in June. Thank you, Community Foundation of Elkhart County, for providing matching funds for this project and for everyone who contributed to the plan. Interested in reading it? Click here.
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Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold. - Peace Pilgrim
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.
Creation Prayer In-person only Will return September 2 Fridays, 8-8:45am The entire prayer time is outside (so dress accordingly); Questions? Ask them online or call 574.202.2864
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The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
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