The Rev David F. Bowman currently serves as the Pastoral Ministries Manager at Seabrook Retirement Community in Tinton Falls; he is in his 13thyear of providing religious and spiritual leadership to the 1300 residents as well as staff there. Ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament of the PC(USA) on July 29,1984, David has served churches In Pennsylvania and New Jersey and was chaplain for Philadelphia Presbyterian Homes. A native Pennsylvanian, David and his husband, Richard, recently purchased a farm on Colliers Mill Road where they have a variety of animals, including horses, miniature donkeys, sheep, peacocks, ostriches and Australian swans… in addition to 3 cats and 3 dogs. David has one daughter, who was recently married and lives in Denver, Colorado. David looks forward to working with the Sabbath House ministry and sharing worship with the Plumstead congregation
Come and have Friday dinner with us! Third Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.
Menu:Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Lentil Soup, Potato Soup—Bread—Dessert—Coffee, tea
Friday, November 16 at Plumsted Presbyterian Church, 14 Front St., New Egypt
Friday, December 21 at New Egypt United Methodist Church, 30 N. Main St., New Egypt
Meet your neighbors over a simple meal - Enjoy homemade soups and chili Experience extravagant hospitality
For more info call (609) 758-7237
What is stress? What happens to our bodies? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Come find out! We will talk about diet and lifestyle choices we can make to help ease stress.
Our guide, Laura Jacobs, is an herbalist, gardener and medicine maker. She studied at the Herbal Academy of New England, the St. Mark’s Women’s School of Herbology and Rutgers University. Laura is a member of American Herbalists Guild and the loving steward of a United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, home to over 120 medicinal plant species, located in New Egypt, NJ
Sabbath House is located on the grounds of Plumsted Presbyterian Church 8 Front Street, New Egypt, NJ. For more info or to register please call (201) 910 7047 or email email@example.com. Donations always welcome, but $30 fee is being waived for PC(USA) members.
Take time to connect with Earth’s sacred rhythms and immerse yourself in the wonder of God’s creation. Our day will include worship, meditation, conversation, music, and good good. We will close the day by celebrating the Eucharist. Weather permitting, we will spend some time outside.
In the Celtic year, Samhain celebrates a the end of the harvest in Gaelic culture. It is also a time when the veils between this world and the otherworld was believed to be at their thinnest and the spirit is of the dead could most readily mingle with the living once again. Christians adopted the festival and celebrated it as All Hallows’ Eve, followed by All Saints Day.
To register, please contact Rev. Phyllis Zoon at 201-910-7047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Part of our Spiritual Exploration series
Worship celebrating end-of-harvest season with potluck dinner preceding Dream Workshop beginning at 7 p.m. All welcome whether or not you are attending the workshop.
The festival of Samhain (pronounced 'sow'inn' and the word for November in some Gaelic languages) is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the 'Celtic New Year'.
Samhain has been celebrated in Britain for centuries and has its origin in Pagan Celtic traditions. It was the time of year when the veils between this world and the Otherworld were believed to be at their thinnest: when the spirits of the dead could most readily mingle with the living once again. Later, when the festival was adopted by Christians, they celebrated it as All Hallows' Eve, followed by All Saints Day, though it still retained elements of remembering and honouring the dead.
We are called to work for a world where everyone has sufficient, healthy and culturally appropriate food! And where those who produce and prepare the food are fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!
The global Food Week of Action (October 15-22) is an opportunity for Christians and others around the world to act together for food justice and food sovereignty. It is a special time to raise awareness about approaches that help individuals and communities develop resiliency and combat poverty. Beyond examining our food choices, we must also recognize the lingering roots of racism embedded in our food system, which was founded on slavery and plantation agriculture, and still exploits the environment and workers in the food chain. We call for societal and policy changes that bring us closer to realizing the right to food for everyone and positive transformation of the dominant system.
The Food Week of Action includes World Food Day (October 16), International Day for Rural Women (October 15), and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).
Join in the Food Week of Action and World Food Day with Solidarity Actions
First in a series of workshops on Spiritual Exploration, Introduction to Meditation on Thursday, October 12 at 7 will take some of the mystery out of this art. We will discuss the many types of meditation, as well as their origin. Mindfulness, silence and peacefulness will show you how to begin your own journey to meditation. Practical tips and techniques will get you started. Roni Murray will be our guide. Come any time after 6 to share some food and conversation.
Thursdays, October 12 and November 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Spiritual Exploration. This series of events on the second Tuesday of each month explores a variety of spiritual practices such as prayer, Sabbath keeping, and individual and group spiritual direction.
Deborah Oosterbaan has participated in (ordained) ministry for more than 25 years, starting in Hospice of Washington,D.C. and then in both large and small Presbyterian congregations in New York and New Jersey. Two core commitments - participation by every congregational member and life long quest for learning - define her ministry.
She embraced mission and education early on and these twin pursuits animate her work and play to this day. A childhood trip to Cuba with her pastor father in 1955 made a strong impression. As a youth, she taught in "at risk" communities, originally, close to home, in Paterson, NJ and Harlem NY, then farther afield, after college in Gallup,NM with two Native American Nations.
A Graduate of Calvin College, she was one of the first women to give a chapel talk there and went on to earn two Masters from Wesley Seminary, one in biblical studies and a second in divinity in the 1980's. She turned to ministry full time after teaching in various high schools, raising a family, instructing piano, directing choirs and introducing the Bible as literature in various Protestant churches in the Washington,
D. C. area.
She has specialized in organizing and leading tailored retreats, conversations and gatherings for church groups, people in transition and individuals seeking discernment or "alternative religious education." She continues to explore what it means to be "in service" and to be a "spriritual guide." Deborah trusts in the wonder of nurture in every aspect of life with many different kinds of people or alone in her garden.
Deborah has been a member of the Sabbath House Discernment Team since 2014.