Updates from the Chair July 2020

Hello friends! 

This month Leadership Council is happy to announce that the following candidates have been approved for ordination: 

  • Jamin Hubner
  • Alanna Ireland
  • Mary Putera
  • Ann Snowberger
  • Elisha VerGowe

Congratulations and welcome to the Progressive Christian Alliance family!

Our Ordination Committee Chair, Rev. Marie Bat’el, is resigning from that position and is moving on to other projects. In her time as Chair, she has done incredible work in improving the ordination process, organizing clergy information, and updating our clergy documentation. Thank you so much for your service Marie, and we wish you all the best!

That being said, this also means that we are looking for a  new Ordination Committee Chair. The chair MUST be able to work with Google Suite (Docs, Drive, Forms, etc) or be motivated to learn it well. Marie has graciously offered to stay on to train the next Chair in our current system. 

We also have need of at least 2 WordPress Webmasters to work with me in implementing member services on our website. I’ve been personally maintaining the website for several years now, but the work that needs to be done is out of my experience. The webmasters MUST have extensive experience with WordPress. Experience in ecommerce and/or creating membership areas would be especially helpful. 

If you feel called to serve, and are interested in donating your time in these positions, please contact the Leadership Council

As a reminder, elections for Leadership Chair and Treasurer are coming up in November. Now is a good time to discern if you feel called to serve in either of these positions. If you do feel so called, we will be taking nominations in October for these two positions. You DO NOT have to be ordained to hold any position on the Leadership Council. (We also highly recommend that if you are interested in these positions that you are comfortable with Google Suite, as all of our communications and documentation are conducted through this platform.)

In order to facilitate updating of our clergy records, we are now offering an address to send photocopies of your records if you’re unable to scan them or transmit them electronically. Please send it to:

Rev. Jenny Howard – Secretary
Progressive Christian Alliance
786 Twin Oaks Dr Apt 2
Decatur, GA 30030

I hope that all of you are staying safe and well during this time. I know it’s hard for everyone right now to maintain faith and hope. May we find hope and joy where we can, and stand up for justice in all the ways that we are able!

In the name of Jesus and God’s many names, 

Rev. Gina Pond

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