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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


    Together: Sabbath Rest

    Getting rest may seem unthinkable for many of us. Between work, family, and endless to-do lists, downtime is out of the question. We all know it’s what our bodies need, but our souls need it too. The act of Sabbath pauses our daily rituals of doing and shifts our focus to being. Do you have a unique way to find time for yourself? Tell us all about how you Sabbath. Click here to share unique ways you're taking Sabbath.

    Personal peace and wellness

    • Sabbath is a specific time established to connect with the Creator and creation. So, when was the last time you did something to nurture your soul, body, or mind? In this video, the Rev. Carlos Samuel Reyes Rodriguez of Peninsula-Delaware offers guidance on how to tend to your soul and deepen your relationship with your own value. 


    Sabbath rest isn't just for Sundays

    • Rest isn’t just getting more sleep at night and taking naps. Rest that feeds our minds, bodies, and souls can look like anything that brings stillness and draws us closer to God. Here are some different ways that you can quiet your mind and soul.

    How to be less busy

    • Practicing Sabbath is an exercise in humility. There are many reasons why the Almighty commanded Sabbath. But certainly a big reason was Sabbath provides perspective: the world carries on without our efforts. We are not the most important thing in the world. That's a bit freeing to admit. Ryan Dunn, the Minister of Online Engagement for Rethink Church teaches us how to be less busy through his experiences.

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."