Worship that is grounded in caring with and for God’s creation differs from the more traditional (and contemporary) worship found in most Presbyterian congregations. We want to offer a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis, and we are intentional in making a connection between our human selves and the “luminous web” of creation of which we are very much a part. This is something we know in our heads from both science and our faith traditions—but maybenot so much in our hearts.
As Presbyterians, we share the common goal of caring for God’s Creation. Recycling, reduction in energy costs, and divesting from fossil fuels are part of our agenda. But, much of the time, our commitment is half-hearted. We need to experience a reconnection with Creation at a deep level. With this in mind, we design our worship and our work to help worshipers experience this reconnection—with God, with our selves, with one another, and with all creation—in our hearts andour heads.
Part of being a NWC is the freedom to experiment and we’ve tried many different things. As humans who are part of the Earth, our worship honors our unity with the entire community of life as we circle the sun at a particular moment in time—whether we are entering into the phase of springtime renewal, summer ripeness, autumn inwardness, or winter pregnancy.
For our liturgy, sometimes we write our own; more often we borrow and piece together from whatever source we find with good liturgy and spiritual practices. These days, there are many including:
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com