SABĂTICA SUPPER: Celebrating Community {12.8.17}

Maybe you’ll be hosting for Thanksgiving or will be traveling to celebrate with family and friends. Either way, the festivities will surely place a demand on your energy and emotions. Perhaps you just need a break. So, how about you join us December 8th for a relaxing yet recharging night in community.

Join us for a special Sabătica Supper centered around celebration.  We will take time to be present, to break bread and celebrate being in community.

This gathering is limited to 14 guests and will be hosted in New Canaan. It is a great opportunity to be in community with friends — old and new — and perhaps to spend a special time with a loved one.  Please mark your calendar, get a sitter and confirm your attendance either by submitting your payment via PayPal to, in cash or by check made to Sabătica by December 1st.

CONTRIBUTION: $30 per person

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Address, directions and menu will be emailed to you after your confirmation is received.

“No one person can fulfill all your needs. But the community can truly hold you. The community can let you experience the fact that, beyond your anguish, there are human hands that hold you and show you God’s faithful love.” –Henri Nouwen

Eucharistia: 30 Days of Gratitude

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Eucharistia is the Latin form of the Greek word Eucharist which signifies gratitudethanks or praise offering. It is derived from the word charis which means favorgrace; and related to the Greek word chairein which signifies to rejoice.

Eucharistia is a praise offering — a celebration of the small things, God’s Everyday Grace.

As we begin this month which commemorates Thanksgiving Day, we invite you to use the next 30 days to go a little deeper and to be more intentional with cultivating a life of gratitude. With that in mind, we offer the following practices as a starting point.

During the month of November, we invite you to:

  • gratefully notice God’s presence and gifts throughout the day
  • practice an abundance mentality; counting the blessings of life
  • gratefully give and share all you are and have as a sign of your thankfulness to God
  • express gratitude to others; the habit of saying “thank you,” “I am so grateful,” “you are so kind” and so forth
  • keep a gratitude journal of the myriad gifts God has brought you [*]

As you start to pay attention to your everyday graces and begin to enjoy the fruits of such practices, consider encouraging someone else by sharing your experience on our Instagram or Facebook feed by telling us how you are practicing gratitude and/or what you are thankful for. Please submit your post with the hashtags #30dayEucharistia #Thanksgiving2017 and #Sabătica.

We pray that at the end of the 30 days, you will continue to count your blessings; we pray you will continue to live with a grateful heart.

Sola Gratia,

*Contributed by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun