into the Unitarian Universalist Ministry
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021
4 PM ET
"Love yourself more than you do, love others as yourself, and in everything you do, let love grow."
When I wrote that benediction late one night in 2012 in my application to seminary, I assumed I would eventually replace it in a few years once I better understood my call to ministry.
Well, after two seminaries, years of field education and plenty of pulpit time, I still offer these words of benediction at the end of worship services. I’ve learned that come what may, there is no replacement for love.
In that spirit, I invite you to join me for my ordination, the culmination of many years of wondering, studying, pastoring and witnessing to the tremendous faith of the people I’ve served and who have nurtured me. Let’s gather to mark the passage of one person and celebrate the shared ministry of all.
A Service of Ordination centers around a spoken ritual in which the members of one or more congregations recognize a person as a minister called to serve and confer ministerial authority. In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the ritual of ordination also allows the minister to use the title
Clergy, seminarians and religious professionals are invited to gather before the service using the service Zoom link—participants in the service at 3:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. PT, all others at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
We will display an online procession of religious professionals. Please send your picture, name, and title by May 9, 2021 to be included. Click here to email Rob.
The complete Zoom information is here, including dial-in phone numbers and a Skype link. You do not need your own Zoom account to attend the service.