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The Sabbatical
2023

" Behold I will make all things new"  Revelation 21:5

 

Our Church embarks on a journey, called "Sabbatical." Below, you will see links to a Q&A, a Presentation, and some very informative articles & studies to give you a good understanding on why all Churches should consider a Sabbatical. The Church, "at-large" needs to prepare for what we believe is coming and to be prepared. Self-care for all our members and especially our Priest, will be essential to strengthen our resolve for the next ten years. Every member will be asked to participate, to create, to make all things new. Can Calvary move from a Pastoral-size parish to a Transitional-size, whereas all members of leadership have purposes that fulfill the gifts God has given each? This period of time, over the short course of July-October 2023 will require a great deal of planning and volunteerism. Pray about your involvement and track along with our progress. If you have any comments or need additional information feel free to email me HERE

 

Thank you,
Karen La Corte-Nies, Sabbatical Chairman

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2023

The Sabbatical Plan

A narrative of our Sabbatical Plan is provided in detail by our Chairperson, Karen LaCorte-Nies

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July

My Way of Love

Powered by Renewal Works, learn the seven practices for a Jesus centered life

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October 14

Fr. Jon & Lynne Roberts Welcome Home Dinner

Join us in this catered event as we welcome home our Rector and his wife and hear about their journey

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May 27

Praying in Color

Worshop

Learn a creative new way to pray by "coloring" as Sybil Macbeth facilitates this workshop

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June 17

Fr. Jon & Lynne

Bon Voyage Dinner

Come join us in this potluck dinner to wish these two off on their journey for 16 weeks

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August

White Horse Inn

Podcast study

Learn about topics that are relative to our common worship: Teaching on The Sacraments

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2023

Reference Articles

There are many resources to help us understand the purpose, history and applications

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May 5-6

Water and the Word

Conference

Bishop Doug Scharf and other keynote speakers present the importance of spiritual renewal

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June 25-July1

Spiritual Renewal

Conference

Join Fr. Jon & Lynne at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC

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September

Mystery Guest Speaker

Dinner

An ordained keynote speaker will present his parish sabbatical experience

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2023

The Sabbatical Budget

Both the Clergy & Church will experience a sabbatical with expenses for each

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January 6

Fr. Greg Syler

Zoom Call

Listen to the experience of a priest who recently led his parish through a recent sabbatical

Budget

TOTAL: $35,000
Donations received
(as
of May 23, 2023)
$21,000

Church

Supply Priests

$4,000

Substitute Clergy on Sundays to Preach Sermons, Celebrate the Holy Eucharist, Meet with Lay Leaders

Clergy

Business Travel

$6,400

Domestic Conference & International Field study travel

Church

Parish Renewal

$3,400

Spiritual renewal programs; "Praying in Color", "My way of Love" and "The Circle Maker"; Guest speakers & (2) fellowship dinners

Clergy

Professional Expenses

$18,700

4-week lodging, meals, art materials, insurance, museum, tours in Europe

Clergy

Continuing Ed

$2,500

Kanuga "Renewal" Conference, Christian art appreciation field study in Europe

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Reference Articles

Article

Sabbaticals for Ministers

Part of the Pastor's Advocate Series, this details the history and purpose of sabbaticals

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The wearing of the soul

Jon Brown addresses how clergy burnout has skyrocketed since the pandemic

Article

Liminality & Leadership

 

Gretchen E. Ziegenhals describes the importance of "in-between" spaces for spiritual renewal

Powerpoint

Sabbatical Presentation

Karen LaCorte-Nies provided this presentation for the parish two times in January to bring awareness to the project

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Churches Recovering from Pandemic

The Lifeway Research study reveals how hard churches were hit by the pandemic and the burnout that followed

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Sabbatical Q&A

Many questions can be answered by this talking sheet with greater detail

Article

Why don't I get a vacation?

Robert Taylor offers better meaning around Sabbatical and corrects general misconception that it is a vacation for the clergy

Reference Articles
Budget
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