Do we need sabbath as we move into a new phase of the global pandemic? Over the past two years, we have been bombarded with uncertainty, isolation, shut-downs, and fear. Many of us are exhausted physically, spiritually and emotionally. What is the ‘new normal’ that we are moving into now that mask mandates are being removed? During this Rhythm of Rest retreat, we will have time to simply breathe. And in the words of pastor/theologian Molly Baskette, spend time letting God “love us back’. God loves us back as we remember to let go and let God be God. Come away and play, rest, renew, restore and spend time letting God love you back.
Featured Speaker: Reverend Roberta Jantzi Egli, Messy Church USA
College Students and daughters (21 and younger) are just $60.
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Rev. Roberta Jantzi Egli grew up on a Mennonite grass seed farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She pursued her (first) career of nursing after returning to Oregon upon graduating from Eastern Mennonite University. Eventually, she could not ignore a nudge of the Holy One to pursue theological studies and graduated from Pacific School of Religion with a M Div. She is ordained in The United Methodist Church and has served as pastor at several churches in Oregon. Currently she is the Executive Director of Messy Church USA which is affiliated with an ecumenical all age worship experience that started in the UK and now is a global movement. She is married to Lynn Egli and has two adult sons. In her spare time, she loves to walk the bike paths along the Willamette, read and sing.
Worship, fellowship & activities:
Come away for a weekend retreat focused on the “Rhythm of Rest”. We will explore the renewing aspects of creating and observing Sabbath moments in the rhythm of our busy daily lives. We will gather each morning for singing, prayer & reflection in group sessions. Then plan your own time…. Breathe in fresh sea air; walk among ancient giants with a friend or forest bathe in solitude. Practice yoga or get creative in the craft room. Cultivate community with old friends & new while enjoying delicious meals and some pampering. The book discussion will be Sabbath Keeping: Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest by Lynne M. Baab. Jesus called his disciples to “come away and rest” during their active ministry on earth. Can you hear Jesus calling you to ‘come away and rest’?