Walter Brueggemann, Old Testament scholar and author, writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows readers how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life.
Sabbath as Resistance offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. Join the Adult Class on Sunday mornings immediately after worship, beginning January 8, to learn more about the gift of Sabbath and how to observe it. Books are available in the office to pick up ahead of time and begin reading. Please provide a $13 donation to cover the cost. You may also join remotely via Zoom. You can find the zoom information in the weekly email or by contacting the church office.