Updates from the Chair: May 2020

Hello Friends! 

I hope you are all doing well, staying safe, and practicing your physical distancing and hygiene rules! Here in Switzerland, our house is just starting it’s fourth month of quarantine. It’s not easy, but we’re doing relatively ok. 

The ProgCA is also doing fine and we’re still working on projects that will make things easier for laity and clergy alike in regards to membership and ordination. 

If you are ProgCA Clergy, please don’t forget to sign up for our Clergy Support Email list. Not only will there be ProgCA updates on the list, but it’s also a discussion list for our clergy to support each other and ask for resources and help. Click here if you are already ordained and haven’t joined yet. Those who are seeking ordination will automatically be added to the list after they are approved going forward. This is particularly important at this time, since I know all of us clergy are doing a lot more work, being it online or on the front lines.

Speaking of Ordination, Rev. Marie is looking for clergy who would be interested in joining the Ordination Committee to be mentors to new ordinands. Rev. Marie is also still asking for folks to update their credentials with her. If you are interested in being a mentor, or haven’t updated your credentials yet, please contact Rev. Marie (rev.mbatel@gmail.com) for more information. 

Also, the Clergy Directory is coming back! All clergy will be added to this list once we are able to upload it to the site. The listings will only include the clergy person’s name, state/region, country, and an email address contact link. If any clergy DOES NOT want their name or email listed, please let Rev. Marie or myself know. 

And finally, this is another reminder that elections are coming up in November for Leadership Chair and Treasurer. Now is a good time to start discernment about whether or not you’d like to run for these positions. It is especially useful if candidates have experience with the Google ecosystem, as we use Google for Non-profits. If you have any questions about what is required, please feel free to email me. 

May God and Jesus bless you all and keep you safe during this pandemic. Hopefully wisdom will prevail, and love abound! 

In Spirit’s Name, 

Rev. Gina

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