Pastor Brenda will take two weeks of vacation and then begin her three-month sabbatical beginning July 30. Our pastors receive four weeks of vacation each year that we hope they use for amusement, recreation, to tend to family matters, and to remember to keep their lives balanced.
During each sixth year of service, our pastors also receive a three-month sabbatical. A sabbatical is different from a vacation. A sabbatical is a significant pause in the work of ministry that allows our pastors to focus on spiritual renewal, to allow for study of matters of personal, professional, and spiritual interest, and to reflect on their calls to ministry. Pastor Brenda will share some details of her sabbatical plans in her column next month.