I hope this Easter Week finds you all well and safe!
This past Sunday’s Leadership Council meeting was our quarterly review of ordination applications. We are pleased to welcome to the ProgCA family the following:
- Dr. Philip Ladd
- Robin Hannon
- Ryan Sibray
- Bryan Demeritte
- Tiffanie Wilson
Congratulations to our new Pastors!
Rev. Rob and I did our first Facebook livestream a couple of weeks ago in the ProgCA Discussion Group. We talked about our own paths to the Progressive Christian Alliance and why the ProgCA is such a diverse organization. (I also must admit that we also did what all theologians do when we get together: talk for a long time. 🙂 ) We plan on doing more of these live streams in the coming year. Please feel free to contact us and suggest topics for us to cover in these sessions. If you’d like to watch, click here to view the recording (you must be a member of the group to view).
As posted previously, we now have a Clergy Support email list. This email list isn’t just for news, it’s also a way for clergy to interact with each other, support each other, and share resources. Especially in times like these, even a priest/pastor/minister needs other priests/pastors/ministers. All newly ordained pastors will be automatically added to the list from now own. All those who wish to, and have been previously ordained by the ProgCA, should click here to be added. If you know other ProgCA clergy who don’t know about it yet, please forward them the link.
Finally, I hope you are all hanging in there and staying safe right now. I know for me, it’s been rough at times, but I have some hope. I’ve been seeing acts of kindness and compassion amid all the sadness and grief, and it shows that our humanity, and divine selves, are still remembering how to take care of each other.
On this weekend, where we remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, let His lessons of compassion and community be at the forefront of many of our minds. I pray we can remember what He taught now more than ever.
In the name of His Love and Compassion, may you all stay safe and healthy.