Welcome Back!

This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful; in a word, more alive. ~ Alice Waters

Welcome to Paths of Heart“- a high spirited, heart-centered community where we gather together in music, poetry, commentary, and dialogue to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love – in our own lives and throughout the world.  Paths of Heart is a 501(c)(3) Human Services/Educational non-profit organization that uses the arts, especially, to encourage and propel seekers of a better, more peaceful world to find ways to serve, while becoming more kind and compassionate human beings.

We welcome you as we collectively and individually explore the sweet mysteries of life – this is an invitation into co-creation! Our gatherings are most every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 117 Evans Drive in north Fort Collins. Childcare is available (please let us know ahead of time so we can make arrangements).

We hope our paths cross soon!

December 3rd

“Good Reception”

We’re so happy to be back with you all, and have lots of stories to tell about our trip to Italy to visit our daughter, Emma!  There seems to have been an underlying theme to some of our experiences, and Mark will lead us on an entertaining journey describing these incidents with some subsequent insights.  See you Sunday with (jingle) bells on!

“I’ve got a radio that occasionally I listen to. It’s portable. It’s got an antenna. I’ve put a piece of aluminum foil on it that gives me a little bit better reception. And a refrigerator.” ~ Burt Shavitz

“Lux spent the ride dialing the radio for her favorite song. “It makes me crazy,” she said. “You know they’re playing it somewhere, but you have to find it.” ~ Jeffrey Eugenides

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

The holiday season is here and we are so grateful to be sharing it with you and to be celebrating almost 4 years as a loving and kind-hearted community!!  Many of us plan holiday and end-of-year giving at this time and we hope if you find value in our Sunday Gatherings and all that Paths of Heart has to offer, that you’ll consider a year-end tax-deductible contribution.  Several folks have asked about Colorado Gives Day, and though we are not a “big enough” non-profit to participate in their website, we invite you to contribute through our own website, www.pathsofheart.org on this day!  Just click on the “donate” tab.  We thank you for your consideration, as we plan next year’s budget and activities.  We hope to expand our invitations to guest musicians and speakers from across the country (and world?!) and to host other events of interest to our community.  A healthy donation record from individual contributors will also help us as we look at applying for public grants this coming year.  Thank you!
On our website you’ll also find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, and a photo gallery.  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

Christmas Eve –
Sunday, December 24th, 7 pm

Instead of our morning “Paths of Heart” Gatheringwe will gather in the evening to celebrate the holiday season in a multicultural way with music, poetry, and readings from different traditions.  Myles and Emma Sloniker will be back in town to join us in the music, as will singer Eva Bacmeister.  Please join us for this holiday tradition and feel free to bring family and friends!


We are grateful for safe travels, family, and friends, old and new.  We are grateful for the gentle wisdom, knowledge, and playful service we experience each week with you at Paths of Heart, which balances and guides us in love, kindness, and fortitude as we make our way through challenges.  And we again thank you for your love and understanding, which allowed us to so easily take this time apart from our beloved community to tend to family, explore other lands, and recharge amidst our very full and yes, sometimes stressful lives.  Onward to new adventures in this sweet season of light and peace!

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum

What are you grateful for today?

Other Details….

If this has been forwarded to you by a friend and you would like to join us, we encourage you to add your name to our newsletter list, as schedules do occasionally change,and we like to keep you informed of topics and special events as well. Just visit our website www.pathsofheart.org and click the newsletter sign-up link. If you know of other interested and kind-hearted souls, please refer them to our website, or they may also contact us by email: info@pathsofheart.org or by phone: 970-484-9600, to learn more about our organization. Thanks! 

CAR-EOGRAPHY *  You may park in the driveway, as well as diagonally along the north side of our property.  Should those areas become full, please park out on Hwy 1, which has plenty of space and a nice wide shoulder.  Please watch for cars as you are exiting and entering your vehicle, though! The carport area is reserved for folks with special parking needs. Out of respect for our neighbors, we ask that you kindly refrain from parking on Evans Drive beyond our property line. Car pooling is encouraged.  We also have a bike rack for cyclists!

Yoga with Heart!

We do yoga here in our “community space” on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All levels are welcome to participate.  Let us know if you’re interested in joining this heart centered practice!

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi

Please note, we are a “remove your shoes upon entering” household (what better way to bare our “souls”…!).  Feel free to bring slippers or thick socks for your comfort (and we always have extras!) 

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