Update from the Chair: Christmas Eve Edition with Presents!

Hello Friends!

As 2019 wraps up, so too does this year for the Progressive Christian Alliance. This Christmas, we have a present for you, in the form of an (mostly) updated website! The website has been moved to a new, and much better, server. My wife and I have been donating server space to the Progressive Christian Alliance for many years now, and we are pleased and proud to continue doing so on our own server here in Switzerland. You should see much better performance from the website, in addition to the website’s new look and feel. A massive thank you to Rev. John Propper for the new site’s design, which is quite awesome!

There will be other upgrades coming in the beginning of the year. The two main ones will be the church and clergy directory and implementation of the membership system, with a member’s area. We also have some other ideas in the pipeline, which we will roll out as they are finished. 

Speaking of the church and clergy directory, I would like to ask all clergy who have sent their information to Rev. Marie (Ordination Committee) to let me know if they DO NOT want their name added to the public clergy directory. Also, any PCA clergy who would like their church listed, please send me your church’s information, including the name of your church, where it’s located, contact information, and when you have services (and if there are any other services you provide). I am planning to have the directory up and running at the beginning of February, so please send me your information at leadershipchair@progressivechristianalliance.org by January 31. 

And Rev. Marie, our Ordination Chair, is still asking for all previously ordained ProgCA Clergy to please email her (rev.mbatel@gmail.com) with their credentials so we can update our files. This will be ongoing as we bring the directory and membership platforms online. 

In other news, the Leadership Council would like to congratulate Misty Merrill, our newest ordained pastor! Welcome to the ProgCA clergy family!

In closing, I’d like to thank you all for your continued patience and support of the Leadership Council and the Progressive Christian Alliance as a whole. This organization wouldn’t exist without the many people who step up and volunteer. I give thanks and praise to my leadership team: Rev. Alaina, Rev. Jenny, Helen, and Rev. Rob, Rev. Marie, Rev. David, and the members of the Ordination Committee. I thank you all for using your gifts, talents, and time to make sure that the Progressive Christian Alliance fulfills its mission!

And to all of you, the members of the Progressive Christian Alliance, I also wish a very happy and healthy Christmas and a joyous New Year! May Jesus’ light of hope shine on all of us in the next year!

Many blessings to you and yours, 

Rev. Gina

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