Friday, November 3,7-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Working with Our Dreams. Friday evening includes dinner and worship followed by introduction to dreams. More about dreams on Saturday.
This program is being offered in 3 parts: Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. is optional and includes potluck snacks and worship for end-of-harvest season.
Intro to dreams will be on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. More on dreams Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a review of the introduction for those who are attending Saturday only.
If you've ever wondered, "Do I even dream? I don't remember them" or "I dream a lot about being unprepared - like a test I'm not ready for. What's that about?" or "I've dreamed about deceased loved ones talking to me. Why?" or "If I decide I want to remember my dreams, how do I do that? and then, how do I know what they mean?" this overnight retreat can help you find answers.
Limited space in Sabbath House is available for overnight stays (Donation $50). Rev. Lisa Lancaster will be our guide. Workshop donation $35. Optional overnight at Sabbath House donation $50.
Roni Murray is a member of Plumsted Presbyterian Church and an avid organic gardener. She serves as the new Program Coordinator at Sabbath House and has many gifts she is too modest to mention (among them, she is also a spiritual director and massage therapist) - which means you will have fun getting to know her.
Saturday, September 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Tea Garden. Easily grown plants for delicious teas that support our health. We will talk about six plants in depth and cover these topics: sourcing, growing and harvesting; drying to preserve the harvest; sensory exploration; blending teas; herbal actions on the body; basic herbal safety; and how to make herbal finishing salts. Our guide is Laura Torrano Jacobs. Donation $20.
About our guide: Laura is a "loving steward of over 100 medicinal plants" who lives in New Egypt. She is a graduate of Herbal Academy of New England; Rutgers University; St. Mark's Women's School of Herbology; and member of The American Herbalist's Guild.
Saturday, September 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Join us in the garden as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Just like the Vernal Equinox, the Autumn Equinox marks the point in Earth’s calendar where the duration of night and day is equal.
This marks the beginning of the transition into dark as the sunlight hours begin to wane. It is a transitional time when the harvest is nearing completion and the seeds begin their powerful journey into dying, transformation and rebirth.
Autumn Equinox is a time of balance when we express gratitude for the abundant fruits of the season that were born of the mutual creative endeavors of Earth and humans. But autumn is also a time to go within our souls to regenerate and strengthen our own creative gifts. As the world becomes increasingly chaotic we welcome the opportunity to give thanks, and begin the journey of introspection into our personal lives so that we may regenerate our commitment to be a healing force in the world.
Note: this description is borrowed from the website of Genesis Farm.
Sabbath House is supported by grants from Monmouth Presbytery, the Synod of the Northeast, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the PC(USA). One of our goals is to become self-sustaining through donations to Sabbath House and its programs. However, donations are requested, not mandatory and we welcome all who are not able to contribute at this time.
Saturday, November 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Soap Making Workshop. Learn to make your own soap for gift giving or personal use.
Saturday, October 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Drumming. Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and produces feelings of well-being. Drumming circles provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support, along with an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Come and find out what it’s all about! Lisa Neuman will be our guide. Donation $10.
Photography for Non-photographers
Photographs have been used for nearly 200 years to document moments, to tell stories, to remind us of what we have done and what we have seen. Almost everyone has a camera now in some form, even if just on their smartphone. In this workshop, we will explore fun ways to capture our own memories. No experience nor fancy equipment are required. Bring any camera you have (the one on your phone is just fine). We will move around a bit in this workshop to take pictures, nothing strenuous.
About Our Guide
Sherri Martin is a former member of Plumsted Presbyterian Church who has been taking pictures for a few decades on all sorts of cameras and smartphones. She quite frequently can be found photographing rainbows in her own home.
About Our Guide
Sherri Martin is a former member of Plumsted Presbyterian Church who has been using collage to clarify ideas and unlock dreams for 8 years. She is a writer, photographer, and rainbow seeker. Sherri was also one of the original members of the Sabbath House Discernment Team.