Registration is OPEN For Sabbath Life 2021!
Sabbath Life is an invitation to clergy and ministry professionals to practice the rhythms of Sabbath, stepping away from our daily lives to delight in God, creation, and each other. Each Sabbath Life cohort will engage eight clergy and ministry professionals in monthly, full-day (9am-4pm), Sabbath retreats on a local farm from February through November. Work in the garden, worship, a delicious farm-to-table lunch, shared silence, and reflection time provide a rhythm for the day. Each participant will also receive a box of farm fresh seasonal produce each month from a local farm along with recipes to use at home.
For more details about the Sabbath Life 2021 cohort dates/locations and registration, visit our website: https://lifearoundthetable.org/what-we-do-2/sabbath-life-2/
Please note that the Sabbath Life cohorts are located in Snow Camp, NC and Efland, NC. Overnight accommodations may be available for participants traveling from the Western NC Conference.
Do you know of a clergy member or ministry professional who could benefit from taking part in Sabbath Life? Please pass along information about this ministry!
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.