About Sabbath House Sabbath House is a diverse and welcoming community that brings spiritual practices together with actions that bring peace and hope into the world.
We offer a variety of programs that include arts and crafts (collage, writing, art and visio divina); spiritual practices (individual and group spiritual direction, Sabbath keeping, dreams); spiritual activism - conversations on topics such as racism, food and faith, and particular cultural and ethnic groups; overnight retreats; and gardening. To register, please email us or fill out the contact form on this page.
We are located in the historic manse on the grounds of Plumsted Presbyterian Church, 8 Front Street, New Egypt, NJ.
The New Worshiping Community at Sabbath House is for all who want to till and keep the Earth and join us in caring for those Jesus called "the least of these."
The Sabbath House Gardens include a Giving Garden (which supports local food pantries and those in need); the Plumsted Community Garden (which offers sunny plots for people from the community to grow their own food); a Rain Garden (a gift from Jacksonville Presbyterian Church); and perennial gardens.
we are in the center of new jersey
We're off the beaten path - but closer than you may think! New Egypt, NJ is approximately dead-center of New Jersey and less than an hour away from all of our Monmouth Presbytery congregations.
we want to share Sabbath house
Click here to see latest pictures inside Sabbath House. If you are looking for a place to hold a meeting, church officer training, small group retreat, or other event - or if you would just like to get away to a beautiful, peaceful place - Sabbath House is available (with requested donation and scholarship support). Call or EmailRev. Phyllis Zoon for more info.
summer evenings at Sabbath house
Thursdays at 7 p.m. July & August
July 11—Lovingkindness Meditation—this practice uses words, images, and feelings to evoke a lovingkindness and friendliness toward oneself and others. Our guide is David Bowman. David is trained in Mindfulness and has led meditation groups for the past several years.
Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Free Life Coach Workshop with Jill Bosman, Core Energy Coach. In this free, 90 minute, interactive workshop, Jill will guide you through a 3 step process that helps you get what you long for and what you know deep inside that you are meant to have in life. More info
July 18—Lectio Divina Roni Murray will guide us in learning to pray using scripture, not as a text to be studied but as the living Word of God. Join us as we share this ancient prayer form. Scripture will be read and pondered, and then we will share just what the sacred words spoke to our hearts. Read more about Lectio Divina and Roni
July 25 MidSummer Night Music - Abby and Tommy, a mystical folk duo will serenade with their mesmerizing harmonies in the intimacy of the Sabbath House gardens (inside in case of inclement weather). Refreshments provided. Donation of $10.per person. Check out their website or Facebook page
August 1 - Lúghnasadh Summer Harvest Celebration Bring some of the fruits of your garden to share as we celebrate this traditional Mid-summer Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Our evening includes readings, prayer, feasting honoring the gifts of the Earth, and conversation
Scenes from Sabbath House
The historic manse, parts dating from 1776.
Our organic vegetable garden - peas and cucumbers
Marigold seeds from Genesis Farm - at our dedication service in May 2014