Self-Care and Sabbath
How do we faithfully serve in our ministry while honoring our invitation to rest? Listen to the Rev. Dr. Jamie Frederika Eaddy, who unearths the importance of healing in this season. As a chaplain, death doula, and loss navigation specialist in Philadelphia, the Rev. Dr. Eaddy points us to her work to support clergy and the importance of self-care. Professor Bo Karen Lee deepens our understanding of self-care and its relationship to Sabbath, pointing to scripture, tradition, and practices that can ground clergy in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and an ongoing reckoning with racialized violence. Emerging ministry leader Laura Fairchild provides a model for what self-care can look like for a ministry leader in the midst of multiple pandemics, and shares insight from her leadership as a spiritual director.