Friday (not Monday!), December 1st
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come rest, reflect, and renew your spirit in creation as we celebrate the season of Advent together.
We will enjoy the gentle rhythms of a day apart together with invitations to embody faithful practices through time in the garden, in the kitchen and gathering around the table, creating a nature craft, enjoying silence in the forest and fields and around the fire, and sharing simple worship with friends.
All are welcome.
You choose how to spend your day
You are welcome to explore and enjoy all of our farm and land. You may choose to spend time in silence and alone or gathering with others. We invite you to listen to your own spirit to order your day in a way which will provide
rest and renewal for you.
Optional Community Activities
9:00 am Opening Prayer
9:30 - 11:30 am Tending the Garden
12:00 noon Community Meal (bring your own)
3:30 pm Sending Forth Worship
Optional Individual Activities
Walk the forest trails,
sit in beauty under tree or sky to journal, read, or meditate,
plunge your hands into the soil of the garden or harvest some of the fresh abundance,
visit the chickens, pigs, and goats,
nap in a hammock or on a blanket in the grass,
enjoy a gentle conversation with a fellow retreat participant,
bask in sacred creation..
Your Host, Rev. Stephanie Campbell
Stephanie moved to NC in 2015 from Southwest FL to establish Dinner Bell Farm with her family and to discover how to live in harmony with the land and nature. They practice organic and regenerative farming and are committed to creating and preserving habitat for native wildlife.
Stephanie served for over six years at Life Around the Table, leading Sabbath Life on her farm and other sites, and teaching faithful eating practices for the flourishing of all creation. God is doing a new thing with her here this year as she is discerning how to offer the farm and this land to the community in new ways to engage with creation.
These will include experiences and events for children and families, adults, and church/community groups.
Stephanie is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, has training in Horticulture Therapy and Mindfulness, is an ordained Deacon in the UMC with forty years of experience in ministry, and is following her passion to reconnect people with nature, for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the Earth.
Sabbath Retreat Days are open to all
Come one day or as many as you like:
9am - 4pm,
February - November
on button below
Space is limited to 12 persons/day
7565 Snow Camp Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349
Contact Rev. Stephanie Campbell