Pathways Rhythms

Winter 2020

Freeing yourself was one thing,

claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

- Toni Morrison in Beloved -


Mystic of the Month

Mystic of the Month for January: Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019), was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. She received the Pulitzer Prize for her book, Beloved, and was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The function of freedom is to free someone else.


Lent at Pathways

Join us for an Ash Wednesday Service at noon on February 26 as we mark the beginning of Lent.

Lenten Visio Divina also begins on February 26
and will meet weekly throughout Lent.

All are welcome!


Listening Together

Contemplative Sit

Lectio Divina
Wednesdays (until Lent begins)
(followed by optional 20min community conversation)

Lenten Visio Divina
Wednesdays during Lent, February 26-April 8

Centering Prayer

Praying With Creation

Spiritual Directors Day Away*
Monday, February 10

Inklings Group*
Monday, February 17

Candlemas & Crepes
Saturday, February 1
Iona Healing Prayer
Tuesday, February 4
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 26

*Registration Required

NOTE:  If Goshen Community Schools have a school cancellation or delay, morning prayers are cancelled as well. 


Candlemas & Crepes

Saturday, February 1


The celebration of Candlemas on the 40th day of the Christmas/Epiphany season, originated in the late fifth century as a day of light and hope. The name was derived from Luke 2:22-40, where Simeon declares Jesus “a light of revelation” to the nations. In Christian communities, Candlemas continues as a day of purification, renewal, and hope. Often local churches hand out candles, or people bring their own, to be blessed. In some parts of Europe, such as France, people prepare and cook crepes to celebrate Candlemas.  
On February 1, 5:00pm, you are invited to our Candlemas and Crepes Celebration in the Retreat House. In this simple service of light and blessing, the candles to be used this year at Pathways Retreat will be blessed. Following the service, we will celebrate with homemade crepes. You are welcome to bring your own candles for blessing as well.


Write Your Spiritual Autobiography

Dates: Fridays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Location: Pathways Retreat

Cost: $120 for all four sessions. Space for 5-8 people

To register contact Janet Elliott, 574-536-8860

Do you want to learn a new way of seeing?

To write a spiritual autobiography is to learn a new way of seeing as we become sensitive to the hidden work of God. Anyone can write a spiritual autobiography because God is active in each of our lives.

Why write in a group?

Writing is best done in the company of others who are engaged in the same task. We share with, encourage, motivate, and affirm one another during the writing process. In this 4-session retreat, you will sharpen your memories, make new friends, and learn more about the meaning of your life as God’s footprints are identified within it.

Janet Elliott is a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor, retired educator and literary specialist, published author and writing coach, certified Healing Caregiver, harp player, and resident of Goshen.


Pathways Retreat is a spiritual retreat center for

Rest, Reflection and Renewal.


Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann