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

Sabbath Rest in a Shaker Village

Blessed Earth’s friends Jeff and Melissa Rogers recently led a group of nineteen couples from two different churches on a weekend Sabbath retreat. The setting of the retreat was the picturesque Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY. The community was founded by a group of Shakers in 1805, and features original buildings and… Continue reading Sabbath Rest in a Shaker Village

October Wedding’s Sabbath EP

According to Relevant Magazine’s description, October Wedding is an indie folk-rock worship collective based out of Harrisburg, PA. The group consists of Kyle Werts, David Layser, Ben Spencer, Eleanor Helai, Charisah Cleath, Asher Stanely, and a host of other friends who join them time to time. The Sabbath EP is best enjoyed as a concept… Continue reading October Wedding’s Sabbath EP

“52 Snow Days … and counting” an article by Rev. Willis Greene

52 Snow Days … and counting* by Rev. Lara “Willis” Greene First United Methodist Church, Newton, North Carolina   I knew something had changed when I did not completely freak out with excitement when the announcement arrived that school would be closed due to inclement weather – a SNOW DAY!!! Really, who doesn’t love a… Continue reading “52 Snow Days … and counting” an article by Rev. Willis Greene

24/6 Power Point Discussion Quesitons

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Retreats and Workshops

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24/6 Two Day Retreat

24/6 2-Day Retreat Schedule What you need: 24/6 DVD; AV equipment for showing DVD; round tables for small group discussions; Sabbath Plan worksheets (found on www.sabbathliving.org) 1:00-1:05           Welcome from leader or host 1:05-1:15           Leader or host shares intentions and purpose of retreat *Share your best Sabbath memories, invite others to share their best… Continue reading 24/6 Two Day Retreat