A Celebration of Peace

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!

January 14th

A Celebration of Peace

Today we’ll be honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in song and celebration!  Local favorites Liz Barnez on vocals and cajon, Marty Rein on bass, and Emma Sloniker on vocals will join Mark and Colleen with uplifting songs of peace and freedom.  There will be plenty of sing alongs as well!  If you have a favorite quote of Dr. King’s, you are welcome to share it.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”~ MLK, Jr.

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ~ MLK, Jr.

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnightof racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~ MLK, Jr.

Looking Ahead/Notes of Interest

January 28th is our next planned potluck, after our gathering.  We hope you can join us!

We invite you to visit our website, www.pathsofheart.org. There you’ll find past newsletters, a newsletter sign-up form, more about our organization, a photo gallery, and a “donate” button, for those who prefer to donate with a credit card .  Big thanks to those that made end of year donations online!  Stop by for a visit and please share with friends!

Paths of Heart participated in Colorado Gives Day by contributing to the following organizations:  Hearts and Horses, Lincoln Center Support League, 3Hopeful Hearts, and The Sustainable Living Association.  Other recent recipients of Paths’ (your) generosity also include Realities for Children, Children International, Create Places, and Trees, Water, and People.  We are doing our part to change lives locally and internationally!


We are grateful for this past year and all it brought, including many new kind-hearted souls to Paths of Heart.  Welcome to our community!  We are excited to see what fascinating adventures 2018 has for us all…. 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley 

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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