The Path @ FUMC

Our Journey Documented

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Donations to The Path

Our Journey – Be Grateful for our Natural World @ The Path

Meditate, pray, journal, read, contemplate, convene, picnic @ The Path. The Path is waiting for you to walk humbly with our Creator God. Bring a friend or find time on your own to explore, unplug, stroll, wander or sit on a bench and breathe in the quiet. The Path lends itself to be gently used by all. Access The Path from the upper (Sanctuary) parking lot. It is always open from dawn to dusk.

Meditation guides, poetry, gardening books, and other resource materials are available and located inside the Welcome Center structure (facing uphill). Please use any of the materials and extra chairs while @ The Path then return them on your way out. If you wish to donate a new resource, please add it directly to the bookshelf, or deliver it to the church office so that it can be cataloged with a donor bookplate. There is a small notebook on the bookshelf if you feel inspired to write a thought or a poem to be shared with others who come to The Path after you.


Contribution envelopes are provided in the Welcome Center. Contributions are used for The Path Preservation Fund. Checks may be written to FUMC-Northville (designate The Path in the memo line). Do not leave contributions in the cabinet. You may add them to the offering plate on Sundays or drop them off in the church office. Alternatively, mail your contribution envelope to the church:

First United Methodist Church – Northville
777 West Eight Mile Road
Northville, MI 48167
ATTN: The Path

Current Work Schedule

Gardener work days are typically on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9 AM to noon May through September. Watch the church calendar for other special postings. Please join a small group of us or make your own schedule, even an hour will do! We water, weed, trim and prune perennials, plant and neaten edges. Learn new techniques and share stories with nature nurturers as we tend the gardens together. For more information and to be included on an email update list, send an email to See you @ The Path this year!

Coming Events – 2019

  • o Spring Spruce Up on May 11 and May 18
  • Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association Award on May 17
  • Garden Meditation Wednesdays 7 PM  June through September — Chapel Patio
  • July Spruce Up on Sunday, July 21
  • Fall Clean Up November 2

As you walk the natural spaces of The Path, may you encounter a grounding connection to the Creator that will sustain you on your daily journey.