“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming down stairs, but sometimes he feels there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.”
-Winnie the Pooh
Too often we forget there is more than one way to do "church!" What if there was a community who consistently sought NEW, interactive, inclusive and FUN ways of EXPERIENCING God? Welcome to Sweaty Sheep Ministries... a diverse flock of openminded, openhearted, and open-armed sojourners who see faith as a journey, not a destination.
We do Church differently here! Team Sweaty Sheep unites a passionate community through the simple median of Play and the excitement of exploration! We're a community of possibilities, a community embracing the philosophy of Re-Creation through Recreation. Be it through worship, travel, laughter, prayer, running, dancing, or the like we seek to enjoying life by embracing the "abundance" Jesus yearned for us to know. From interactive worship services (indoors and outdoors) to Bible studies, from pre-race prayers to post-race parties, from mission trips to gardening, from quiet prayer and yoga to loud concerts and marathons- we seek to experience the divine in new, exciting, and unique ways!
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(We are in the midst of forming a Santa Cruz chapter, click here for a little info)Flock happenings Sweaty Sheep California: Feb 12th: v-day BIKE PARTY!! Dress Festively and meet at 7pm @ Bike Church Valentines day with Missio Dei 2-4pm Feb 28th: Watsonville Presbyterian TAKEOVER 10am! March 27th Easter Sunrise Yoga Service @ the Lighthouse! 7:15am Brunch and egghunt to follow. Planning/leadership Happy Hours: 2/16th, 3/1st, 16th, 29th 6-8pm @ The Crows Nest Sunset Surf and soul services starting soon!!! Starting in March: Weds Night Mountain Biking 5pm @ High Street Community Church (7pm brews and bibles to follow) Tuesday 2pm Garden Yoga @ Homeless Garden (volunteer from 10-2pm alongside the homeless and stay after Yoga for a short time of reflection.) Flock happenings Sweaty Sheep Louisville: Race Volunteer Opportunities- February 6- Louisville's Lovin' the Hills: Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville KY February 28- Shelbyville Triathlon Race #1: Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville KY RUNPOSSIBLE : 1029 S Preston St. Tues Evening walk/runs at 6p. Free Yoga: Thurs 6p Weekly Women's Bible Study with St. Jude Recovery Program: Sundays 3:00p Sweaty Sheep Monthly Service: 3rd Thursday of the month 7p Annual Easter Sunrise Service: March 27, Dog Hill: Cherokee Park 7:15am
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Pedaling Pilgrimage '16... Santa Cruz to Portland!! Click me to learn more! or click me for Facebook!
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In Louisville, Sweaty Sheep recently launched runPossible, a program partnered with St. Vincent De Paul that provides mentorship and wellness opportunities to homeless individuals working towards sobriety and self-sustainability by pairing each with local community members such as YOU. Through running and walking, Yoga, nutritional education, and personal relationships runPossible initiates a self-transformation process through exercise and wellness that aids in the development of life changing friendships and self-confidence.
Every Tuesday we meet for a walk/jog at 6:15pm and on Thursdays an 11am recovery themed Yoga class hosted by the 502 Power Yoga crew! Both at 1029 s Preston street in the SVDP community Development center Like us on Facebook