Pathways Weekly July7 – July 17, 2016
PATHWAYS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Location: 481 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst, TX 76054
Village Plaza shopping center, corner of W. Harwood and Hurstview
We are located in the green building in the far east corner next Dino’s Pizzeria.
Pathways Calendar: July 7 – July 17
Thurs. Jul 7 2:00 p.m. Women’s Book Group Sun. Jul 10 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Choir Practice (drop-ins welcome) Common Ground: Kim Gideon "The Healing Power NatureChildren’s RE: Dreamcatchers – Honoring a Native American Tradition, Tracey Anderton & Teresa Wright Coffee & Conversation Adult Discussion Groups TED Talk On My Path Mon. Jul. 11 7:00 p.m. Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha Wed. Jul. 13 7:00 p.m. Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group Sun. Jul. 17 10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Common Ground: Sherri Gardner Children’s RE: Native American Story, Making a Rainstick and Music Time
Monthly Theme for July: Transcendentalism
This Sunday, July 10
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Kim Gideon, "The Healing Power of Nature"
Kim Gideon is an Instructional Specialist for HEB ISD. She is also a Sustainability Educator and a Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor. She earned her Masters of Science Interdisciplinary Studies, Sustainability Track at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.
Her sermon is "The Healing Power of Nature." There are numerous health benefits to experiencing nature. There are drawbacks to lack of exposure – one of the most concerning is the impact on our children. In the words of Henry David Thoureau, "We are related to all of nature, animate and inanimate. To be serene and successful we must be at one with the universe."
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Dreamcatchers – Honoring a Native American Tradition with Tracey Anderton and Teresa Wright
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
TED Talk: Why You Think You’re Right, Even When You’re Wrong
Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"
On My Path (Meeting Room #2)
The path to spiritual richness requires both inward work, connecting to the spirit of life and love within us, and outward work, connecting to that same spirit in others. Deepen and enrich your journey in the company of other pilgrims as we explore our connection to the divine. Newcomers are always welcome.
Thanks to all who contribute time and energy to make Pathways a special place for gathering and growing. We truly appreciate your efforts!
Come One, Come All: Opportunities for Growth, Fellowship, and Friendship
Upcoming Events & Activities
Thursday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
Pathways Women’s Book Group (Meeting Room #2)
The book selection for July is Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker. The author (Douglas) explains how he came to be a criminal profiler for the FBI and the adventures his career has brought. The book group meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 2:00 pm at Pathways. All are welcome.
Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metamorphosis Mindfulness Meditation Sangha (Sanctuary)
This is a community of practitioners inspired by the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. By practicing together, mindfulness becomes more solid, relaxed and joyful. This group welcomes everyone who wishes to learn the art of meditation and mindful living.
Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pathways Meditation & Dharma Study Group (Sanctuary)
Current Series: Heart Treasure of the Enlightened One
Pathways is pleased to host Meditation and Discussion sessions facilitated by the Ven Tashi Nyima, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Each session is a stand-alone class. All are welcome. Talks on Training the Mind are here. Talks on The 16 Guidelines to Happiness are here.
Next Sunday, July 17
10:00 a.m. Common Ground: Sherri Gardner
10:15 a.m. Children’s RE: Native American Story, Making a Rainstick and Music Time
11:00 a.m. Coffee & Conversation
11:30 a.m. Adult Discussion Groups
On My Path
Sunday, July 31, POTLUCK Dinner
We’re going to start having potlucks to celebrate "5th Sundays".
Pathways is having an all-congregation potluck after our Common Ground service on Sunday, July 31st. Visitors are welcome! Come and enjoy lunch on us!
The following is a recommendation for what to bring by last name:
A-F Main Course
G-L Beverages or Side Dish
CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS – We need volunteers to help with the clean up after the potluck on Sunday July 31st. Please contact Annette Briggs (email – annettebriggs424) Many hands make light work!!! Thanks.
Pathways Building Fund
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Pathways Building Fund, please talk to Rick Anderton. randernbedford
The Quarterly Outreach Recipient for July, August, and September
The League of Women Voters
This year, “The League of Women Voters is celebrating 96 years of Making Democracy Work® at every level of government. In 1920, the League was founded as an outgrowth of the movement that secured women the right to vote to help new voters engage with their government. Today the League empowers all voters to improve their local, state and national government.”
The League believes in democracy enough to work to make it work. There are many paths to this goal. It has chosen “Protecting voters” (rights), “Educating and Engaging Voters”, “Reforming Money in Politics” and “Defending the Environment” as its top priorities. These align nicely with Pathways’ ideals.
Through discussion and action, it has been decided that the best way for Pathways to effect change it can see is through alignment with one or more organizations with whom it shares ideology . LWV is one of them. When we looked at their near term agenda and ours, we saw that the overlap was “Educating and Engaging Voters” and “Defending the Environment”. Last quarter’s Outreach Partner and the Common Ground service on Solar Energy were about the environment. The Harried Reasoners are working on registering and educating voters. We ask you to give generously to the LWV, our Outreach Partner for July, August and September. And, learn more about the League of Women Voters and its work.
On Going Outreach
NEED stands forNorth East Emergency Distribution and is a community supported, non-profit agency whose primary mission is to provide short-term emergency assistance of food, clothing, and financial support to families in our church neighborhood who are in transition to SNAP (formerly food stamps) or other governmental support. They also provide ongoing supplemental support to the elderly and handicapped.
Monthly on the 4th Friday
Pathways members volunteer their time at NEED. See or contact Marge Stockton mlstockton2t or Carol Harvey caroljharvey43 for details.
NEED is currently seriously in need of the following items:
- Canned Rotel tomatoes
- Canned assorted vegetables
- Canned peas
- Canned milk (evaporated)
- Canned chicken
- Mayo / ketchup / mustard
- Sanitary supplies
- Small plastic bottles (clean)
- Fresh sturdy produce
Thanks to all for your generous help!
Fundraising for Pathways
4 Easy and Painless Ways to Contribute Financially to Pathways.
(1) iGive.com – Online Searching & Shopping
(2) Your Employer’s Matching Program
Contact Claudia Yeager-Smith honeygirlmom for iGive & Employer Match
(3) Kroger Community Rewards Program
(4) Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Contact Ruby Hill hoopbab for Kroger & Tom Thumb.
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