Pathways Rhythms

September 2020


Mystic of the Month: Thomas Merton

The thing that we have to face is that life is as simple as this.  

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent  

and God is shining through it all the time.  

This is not just a fable or a nice story, it is true.​

-Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

Pathways Welcomes Children


On August 15, six 5-6 year-old children from Assembly Mennonite gathered at Pathways to walk the labyrinth. Sandy Fribley says, “The children seemed to know naturally how to walk the labyrinth with awareness, as they stopped to notice wildflowers, touch a feather, or to feel the rock at the center… I’m so thankful for Pathways Retreat as a resource, not just for adults but for young children as well.” Read more here.

Deadline for registration is approaching!

Contemplative Practices from Different Faith Traditions


This 4-session online workshop, taught by Ruth Judy, will explore four spiritual traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Nature. Each week we will delve into one of these traditions through an overview of its spiritual practices. We will then experience two of these contemplative practices, followed with time for reflection and sharing. In closing, we will look at ways we might incorporate these practices into our daily lives, enhancing our own tradition.

When: Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 from 1-3 pm

Where: via Zoom

Cost: $100 ($25/session)

Registration deadline: September 25

Facilitator: Ruth Judy

Register for this series on our website

Online Auction and Open House


September 12-19 is Pathways’ first Silent Auction with an Open House on the 19th from 1-4 pm. The silent auction will be held online with items also on display outside along trails and in the Retreat House. Silent bidding begins on September 12 and concludes at 4 pm on September 19. Please consider supporting this ministry and if you haven’t been to Pathways, this is a prime opportunity to come see what Pathways has to offer.

Find the flier for this event here​.

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Linda Lehman Thomas

Evan Miller

Julie Stegelmann