Rhythms Newsletter

June 2019

Rest is not idleness,

And to lie sometimes on the grass

Under trees on a summer’s day,

Listening to the murmur of the water,

Or watching the clouds float across the sky,

Is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock, The Use of Life


Sabbatical Time

Pathways will be taking its annual sabbatical in stages this year.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s Lectio prayer will continue through June 7. Creation Prayer will continue through June 28.

Pathways will take a sabbatical for the month of July. The land is always open for walking labyrinths and trails or sitting in a colorful chair, gazing upon the wildflower meadow.  

All prayers will resume the week of August 5.

June Calendar

Mondays through July 1, 7-8:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 7:30-8am
Thursday, June 6, 7:30-8am
Friday, June 7, 8-8:30am
Fridays 8:30-9:15am
April 21-June 8, dawn-dusk

New Rhythm of Prayer

Following our July sabbatical, we will begin this modified rhythm of weekly prayer the first full week of August:

Contemplative Sit

Lectio Divina followed by community conversation

Centering Prayer

Praying with Creation

Tuesdays, 7:30-8am

Wednesdays, 7:30-8am prayer and 8-8:20am conversation

Thursdays, 7:30-8am

Fridays, 8-8:45am


New Way-finding Signs

At seven points on the 2-miles of trails at Pathways, you will now find way-finding signs. These are numbered 1-7, and each is associated with the leaves of a native tree of Northern Indiana.

Visit Our Site

Pathways Retreat is a spiritual retreat center for

Rest, Reflection and Renewal.


Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann