Sabbath Time Ministries


Sabbath Reading for Preachers
October 24 - 26, 2017
Facilitated by Daniel Moser and Hilary Barrett

An Alban Institute video on pastor/parish relations committees points out that pastors have few free weekends and almost never have the “3-day weekends” others enjoy on a regular basis.

We invite you to experience a “long weekend” of Sabbath keeping and renewal in the middle of the week. We will gather at the Mariawald Renewal Center in Shillington, Pennsylvania.  You will spend three days with 15 other colleagues. It will be a time of nourishing rest and reflection, beginning with breakfast on Tuesday morning and ending mid-afternoon on Thursday.

Our time together will include reflections on six works of literature chosen by the leaders. We will examine these books together to savor the writers’ craft, to enter into the story, and hear what it has to say to us as preachers and human beings. 


Because of the generous funding support by the Center for Excellence in Preaching  at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids Michigan, the cost of the event is $200 per person, single occupancy.

All participants will receive reading materials in advance of our time together.  Participants must covenant to give themselves the gift of time to read the books before they arrive.

Who May Apply
Persons involved full-time in church ministries.

How to Apply
To apply, an applicant must submit the following:
1) the application form
2) a letter telling us about yourself and why you would be interested in or how you could benefit from this event.

The application deadline is
June 15, 2017





Applicants will be notified of their status by July 1, 2017. The fee of $200 will be due upon acceptance to the program.

Applications may be sent to:
Sabbath Time Ministries
Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett
c/o Pleasantville UCC
3424 Limekiln Pike
Chalfont, PA 18914

Questions ?
215-822-2394,  x107
hbarrett@pleasantvilleucc.org