Pastor Rachael will be away on sabbatical during July, August, and September. She will be reflecting, studying, traveling, spending time with her family, and “lingering in the beauty, joy, hope, promise and grace of life in relationship with God and each other”. During this time, we have planned a series of celebrations and events that will provide the congregation with our own glimpse of the sabbatical experience – and embrace a Season of Renewal within our community.
We are extremely grateful for the kindness of the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program, which has awarded St. Timothy’s a generous grant that will cover many of Pastor and the congregation’s sabbatical costs. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Contact Congregation Council President, Sara, Love, with any questions at:
(505) 948-8824 (text message or call) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add these special events to your calendars and RSVP by clicking the button below (right click to open in a new tab):
Sunday, June 30: God-Speed Farewell Worship and Bon Voyage Lunch
Join us for worship as we send Pastor off on sabbatical and entrust her to God’s care and guidance. Afterwards, we will celebrate with a catered lunch and fellowship as we wish her well on her exciting new journey.
Saturday, July 20: Reconnect at the Norbertine Abbey
An all-day retreat at the Norbertine Retreat Center for members of St. Tim’s. We will spend time lingering and reconnecting with each other in the beautiful high-desert located in Albuquerque’s south valley. We will pray, meditate, and interact as we take time to get to know each other in a meaningful way.
A light-lunch will be included, and we will conclude with a joyful worship service. This is a working meditative living community and an adult (16+) only event. Assistance with childcare available – please contact Council President Sara if assistance is needed
The abbey is located in the South Valley of Albuquerque at – 5825 Coors Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
July 21 – August 15: Adult education and weekly book study “Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel” by Matthew Skinner
7/21/19 through 8/15/19 adult education and Monday/Thursday weekly book study will review Professor Skinner’s book “Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel” in preparation for his visit.
Friday-Sunday, August 16-18: Reflection with Prof. Matthew Skinner
A multi-day event with Prof. Matt Skinner, a renowned Luke/Acts scholar and professor at Luther Seminary. Spend the weekend in study and conversation on the work of the Spirit as recorded in the book of Acts. We will compare the scriptural account with our own experience here at St. Tim’s as we seek to answer the question: How did we get here?
The schedule with Professor Skinner is:
Friday, Aug. 16th, lecture 7-8:30 pm at St. Tim’s;
Saturday, Aug. 17th 1-5 pm all-afternoon study;
Sunday, Aug. 18th, preach during worship and lead adult education;
You may pre-purchase the book “Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel” here by clicking on the book cover image below on Amazon or at any of your preferred local bookstores:
August 19-September 12: Adult education and weekly book study “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown
8/19/19 through 9/12/19 adult education and Monday/Thursday weekly book study will review “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown.
Friday-Sunday, September 13-15: Renewal with Reverend Sarah Ciavarri
Join us for a second multi-day event – this time with Reverend Sarah Ciavarri, renowned theologian and Dr. Brene Brown scholar. Spend the weekend in study and conversation on trust, vulnerability, and discerning core values. We seek the Spirit’s guidance as we look forward to answer the question: What next for St. Tim’s?
The schedule with Reverend Sarah Ciavarri is:
Friday, Sept. 13th 6-8 pm Book Club will discuss “Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown;
Saturday, Sept. 14th 1-4 pm all afternoon study;
Sunday, Sept. 15th Rev. Sarah Ciavarri will preach during worship & lead adult education;
You may pre-purchase the books “Daring Greatly” and “The Gifts of Imperfection” by clicking on the book cover images below on Amazon or at any of your preferred local bookstores:
Sunday October 6: Welcome Home Celebration!!
Join us for a joyful, rowdy celebration and potluck meal after worship as we welcome Pastor Rachael back! We will share our own experiences and hear about Pastor Rachael’s experience, too!
A main dish will be catered, please bring a side-dish or dessert to share!
We look forward to seeing you during this season of renewal!! If you have not already, please add these special events to your calendars and RSVP by clicking the button below (right click to open in a new tab):