Conversations about Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 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. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann 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.
Facilitated by Rev. Ricky Harrison, this 6-week small group will meet weekly for study & conversation as we practice Sabbath in a new way together.
Please purchase a copy of the book and join the first gathering on Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Fellowship Hall of FUMC Boyd.
Register Online: https://forms.gle/ngPV6v9XwsHG6jAPA
Group Meets on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm beginning Jan. 20