Labor Day Dance Weekend

Join us for Worship & Dance!
Labor Day Weekend ~ Sept 1-4, 2017
Dogwood Tabernacle ~ Seymour, MO

The dance weekend we hosted last year was a great success, so we are making it an annual event!
This is a great time to learn many dances, including those we will be dancing during Sukkot – Feast of the Nations 2017.

Whether you are a musician, dancer or you just enjoy praise & worship, this is a great opportunity for you. If you are not coming to celebrate Sukkot with us, you are of course welcome to join the dance weekend for great fellowship and lots of music & dancing.

Please register with us if you are planning on coming so we can have a head count and prepare the correct amount of food for the meals. Thank you!

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Tentative Schedule of Activities

2:00-4:00 Tent and RV Setup
4:00-5:30 Dance Class
5:30-6:00 Meal Prep
6:00-7:30 Potluck Dinner
7:30-7:45 Kiddish (Sunset at 7:41)
8:00-9:00 Worship Service
8:00-9:30 Breakfast
10:30-12:00 Scripture Service
12:00-2:00 Congregational Worship
2:00-3:00 Teaching
3:30-5:00 Potluck Oneg Dinner
5:00-7:30 Fellowship
7:45-8:00 Havdalah (Sunset at 7:37)
8:00-8:30 Dance Class
8:30-9:00 Praise Dance
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Dance Class 
11:00-12:00 Praise Dance
1:00-2:00 Lunch
3:00-4:00 Congregational Worship
4:00-5:00 Teaching
6:30-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:00 Advanced Praise Dance

7:00-7:30 Morning Worship Service
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Dance Class
11:00-12:00 Praise Dance

1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:30-4:00 Final Worship Service
The dance classes will be for all levels, from very beginner to advanced. We will cater the classes to the need of the participants.


More Information

Dogwood Tabernacle in Seymour, MO
For directions and a map, click here.

Please register for the event, so we can have a head count to help us plan enough food for the meals.
There is no registration fee since this event is fully based on donations and volunteers. Donations will help cover the cost of group meals, costs of using the building and whatever is left will be seed money for the next Shema Ministries event.

What to bring?
– Bible
– Comfortable shoes for dancing
– Modest, comfortable clothes for dancing – For the ladies, please wear leggings under your skirt for dancing at all times.
– Water Bottle
– Musical Instruments if you are in the band
– Dishes to share for potluck meals on Friday and Shabbat dinner
– Snacks: you might be extra hungry from all the dancing 🙂
– Any camping gear you might need
– …

Group meals will be provided. Just bring a dish to share for the 2 potlucks: Friday dinner and Saturday Oneg. Donations to Shema Ministries are greatly appreciated to offset the cost of the provided meals.
Click here to see the menu.

We recommend to bring your own snacks if you think you will need those.

If you prefer to bring your own meals, no problem. We have 2 refrigerators and a chest freezer, however some of the space in those will be taken up with the group meals we have prepared ahead of time.

Shower Facilities
We have one shower available for anyone to use during the weekend. Bring your own towels.


Camping space is available for RV’s or tents behind the building. However, there are no electrical, water or sewer hookups available of any kind.

There are hotels nearby in Ava (about 15 miles east) and Ozark (about 27 miles west),
Super 8 in Ava: (417) 683-1343
America Inn in Ozark: (417) 485-8800
Amerca’s Best Value Inn in Ozark: (417) 581-5800

Or stay about 8 miles away at the guest cabin on the Miller Bison Elkhead Ranch: (417) 683-7058 or find them online at:

If you would like to stay with a local family from our congregation,
contact us to let us know and we will try to make that possible.

Quiet Time
We would like to have quiet time in the church and camping area from 10:30pm until 7am. Feel free to continue great fellowship with quiet conversations and games during these hours. Thank you!

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