Pastor and Congregational Sabbatical

“To walk a sacred path, each of us must find our own touchstone that puts us in contact with the invisible thread (the Divine).” Lauren Artress 

A send off of Pastor Bobbi will follow our Easter Service, April 21st, 2019

RELEASE: Pastor Bobbi will begin releasing by relaxing into a rhythm of simple living with a six-day experience on the island of Iona. She will be finding a place to connect with the sacred mystery of the land.

RECEIVE: She will receive the gifts of hospitality and walk the path of the Way of Saint James with the guidance of Duperier’s:Authentic Journeys on the Camino de Santiago for 100 miles to Camino de Compostela where Pasi will meet her to travel on to Zaragoza, Spain where she lived the first couple of years of her life. “Walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey” Lauren Artress, founder of the Veriditas Labyrinth Project

Camino de Santiago

Return: Pastor Bobbi will return to Chartres Cathedral with Pasi and family friends Sharry and Joe Nyberg for the opportunity to finally walk the Labyrinth that was covered due to construction when she and Sharry were there in May of 2016 on a Pentecost Pilgrimage. Pastor Bobbi will return to the United States to rest, play and renew her soul with family and friends.

Chartres Cathedral

The Congregational will mirror Pastor Bobbi’s sabbatical with the following activities: 

April 28 noon-3:00 pm Sacred geometry and Celtic Spirituality workshop facilitated by Jennifer Johnson.

Celtic design
The interconnectedness of the Sacred and secular

May, June and July A series of scheduled Focused Awareness Walks are being scheduled for a variety of skill levels, times and dates TBA. 

July 20 10:00 – 3:00 pm Walking Your Spirituality workshop with the Labyrinth facilitated by Veriditas certified Mary Ellen Webber.

Our United Church of Ferndale Labyrinth

Pastoral Presence during the Sabbatical will be offered by Rev. Joel Aosved who will be the supply preacher and help with pastoral care
There will be Pulpit Supply when he will be out of town. Memorial Day weekend and June 19-27 he will be in Costa Rica to chaperone a school trip.
The congregation will have an opportunity to meet and greet Joel on Palm Sunday, April 14 following worship.

Saturday, August 3 1:00 pm -4:00 pm An All Church Retreat to share stories and reunited with Pastor Bobbi is being planned at the Semiahmoo Cannery Building.