Rest in Your Shepherd’s Care

  This sermon by Sean Cordell, pastor of Treasuring Christ Church in Raleigh, NC, highlights the significance of coming to Jesus Christ for rest.              

Lent: A Time for Meaning-Making and Remembering Who We Are

  As the Church moves toward the season of Lent, Margaret Kornfield offers us the following reflection in Cultivating Wholeness. Kornfield’s message of meaning-making and remembering who we are especially resonates with us as we live into Lent:   “It is through religious celebration of the liturgical year that most of us stay connected to the… Continue reading Lent: A Time for Meaning-Making and Remembering Who We Are

Jesus: Our Resurrected Sabbath: 2017 Lenten Guide

The Lenten Sabbath resource Jesus: Our Resurrected Sabbath has been updated for 2017. It is full of free resources and ideas for leading a congregation or group through a Lenten Sabbath experience.

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A Sabbath Reflection for Christmas

by Cynthia V. Vaughan This week I’m reading from The Sabbath by Dayan Dr. I. Grunfeld.  It has been considered the “finest exposition of the Sabbath available in English” written to “fill an urgent need among English-speaking Jewry.”  You might ask why I am interested in reading a book which was written for Jews.  It’s simple:… Continue reading A Sabbath Reflection for Christmas

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How to Prevent Holiday Burn-out Before it Starts

Nancy Sleeth recently wrote a piece for Relevant Magazine about how the practice of Sabbath can help us avoid the stress that, for many, accompanies the holidays. In the article, Nancy writes, According to a study by the American Psychological Association, 85 percent of people report that time pressures increase during the holiday season. In… Continue reading How to Prevent Holiday Burn-out Before it Starts

Woodworking As Sabbath Rest

As a new, young pastor in the foothills of North Carolina, Mitchell Boughman began hearing about the importance of Sabbath rest during the training and ordination process. He quickly learned, however, that resting doesn’t just mean taking a day-long nap. That’s when he started to connect his personal interest in woodworking and Sabbath renewal. “We… Continue reading Woodworking As Sabbath Rest