Clergy Gathering is slated for Oct. 24-25 at Life Enrichment Center
September 29, 2017
The Bishop’s Annual Clergy Gathering is October 24 and 25, 2017 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park.
Check-in begins at 11 a.m. A sandwich lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5 if you pre-register online at https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/2017ClergyGathering.
The Gathering begins promptly at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, and will conclude by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25.
The theme is Sabbath in the midst of the storm and recovery. Our speaker is Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of "24/6."
Spiritual Directors are available for individuals and covenant groups based on pre-registration at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4caba623a4fe3-meet
Amazon summary of Sleeth's book, "24/6"
“Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”
Sounds nice, but how do we find rest in a 24/7 world? Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to technology. Our technological tools allow 24-hour productivity and connectivity, give us more control, and subtlety enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, about intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. The Sabbath is about letting go of the controls one day a week and letting God be God. So how do we do it?
Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes our symptoms, clarifies the signs, diagnoses the illness, and lays out a simple plan for living a healthier, more God-centered life in a digitally-dazed, always-on world. Sleeth shares how his own family was dramatically transformed when it adopted Sabbath practices and helps readers better understand how their own lives can be transformed – physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually – by adopting the 24/6 lifestyle.
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