Fridays from 7:30 to 8:10 p.m. beginning May 8th.
What do all of us need most right now?
There are a lot of answers to that question. So many that it makes your head spin. Stay healthy. Keep active. Check in with family by Skype or Zoom. Wash your hands. Donate. Watch Netflix.
In the midst of all this advice, the voice of religion can sound a bit odd. Here’s its answer: “In times of trouble, be extra sure to keep the Sabbath.”
In other words, “Be sure to set aside time and a space for worship, rest and connection.”
Before our current crisis hit, many of us did that by attending church or religious exploration classes on Sunday mornings. But what does that look like when we’re cut off from our church buildings? Online worship is certainly a way to “set aside time” but does that work for everyone? Is it enough?
What if you build a space for the sacred in your own home? A space that helps one stay connected to what is sacred and nourishing, along with weekly rituals that help us connect with the spirit, either alone or together with others in our households?
Even better, what if we set up these spaces and learn how to use them together?
Join us as we learn to carve out “Sabbath space” in our homes and weekly schedules. Together we will honor ancient spiritual wisdom that says worship, rest and connection are a must, not “extras” to be fit in occasionally. Especially during trying times.
Our new Friday Sabbath Circle worship is especially friendly for families with children of all ages as well as adults who crave additional ways of sacred connection. Our time together will be story-based, interactive, and will include movement or activities. While designed as a “drop-in” time together, Sabbath Circle will be most meaningful with regular attendance, especially for the first few meetings as we begin to build our worshipping community together with common elements and language.
Carving out time for worship, rest, and connection can strengthen family connections, build community, and deepen our spirituality. I hope you will join us.
Sabbath Circle meetings will be on Friday evenings from 7:30 to 8:10 p.m. beginning on May 8th. RSVPs are required for the first few sessions so we can send out some important materials in advance. To RSVP or for more information, email: