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.
One of the benefits of virtual prayers is that they continue regardless of weather. Tuesday - Thursday morning prayers are only online if Goshen Community Schools (GCS) have a 2-hour delay or cancellation. Friday’s prayer is cancelled if GCS have a 2-hour delay or cancellation. Questions? Ask them online or call 574-501-4473
The Land is Calling...Restore the Land, Restore the Soul Capital Campaign
Pathways Retreat's Board of Directors is excited to announce the public phase of a capital campaign to raise funds for a new pavilion, shortgrass prairie land restoration, and other outdoor spaces for rest, reflection, and renewal. To learn more about this project and how you can help, click on the button below.
This blessing may be done with another person or by oneself. Throughout this season of Lent… Forehead: May non-judgment resound in your thoughts of others. Ears: May you listen closely to how God invites you to grow. Eyes: May you slow down and look more intently at God's movement in your life. Shoulders: May you carry your difficulties with courage, trusting God's strength to uphold you. Hands: May the work of your hands overflow with love. Heart: May your heart soften and turn toward God. Feet: May you welcome God's companionship and guidance as you travel the path of life.
Remember that God’s Spirit dwells in you. Be at peace.
Explore ways to bring more joy into your life through contemplative practices such as meditation, creative expression, walks in nature, visualizations, and attention to thought patterns. Through these practices, group discussions, and silent reflection, participants will be invited to be more aware of and open to times of joy. Register for one or more of the sessions.
When: Saturdays, April 13, 20, & 27 at Pathways Retreat 9:30-noon Suggested donation: $45-60 per session Limited to 8 participants Facilitated by Ruth Judy
Feeling the inner angst and emotional pain begin to take over, I made a practice of going outside to sit at the patio table, look at the trees and breathe. “I don’t understand!” “Why did this happen?” “Where is God?” “Who am I, now?” These questions seemed never ending. How would life ever move on? Slowly, I found my way. What I did not know at the time, was that I was discovering a framework that would continue to be life-giving for myself and others - the framework of transitions. Join me, bringing your own story of transition to this half-day retreat.
When: Saturday, March 23 Gathering at 9 am Session runs from 9:30 until noon Cost: Suggested donation of $45 - 60 Limited to 12 participants Facilitated by Karla Minter
Registration for Series 5 is open! This series will be a Yin Yoga series, with each class consisting of just a handful of poses that help each of us bring relaxation and healing to our nervous system.
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, 4:30-5:30pm Cost: $15/session or $12/session when purchased as a series Facilitator: Malinda Elizabeth Berry Space is limited to 9 participants
Saturday, February 17, 10-11:30am Saturday, March 9, 10-11:30am Friday, April 5, 3:30-5pm
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! The December class will include Christmas card making! When: Saturdays, 10-11:30 am February 17 (full!) March 9 (full!) Friday, April 5, 3:30-5 pm Suggested donation: $25-45. All art supplies are included. Facilitator: Sylvie Gudin, artist & spiritual director Register for one class or all three - limit of 9 participants per session
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