Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash – scholarships for Women of Color

RevGalBlogPals is pleased to announce scholarship funds will be awarded to Women of Color for RevGals Big Event 12: Womanist Midrash, led by the Reverend Dr. Wil Gafney. RevGals Big Event 12 will take place on Carnival Magic, January 6 to 13, 2019, sailing from Miami, Florida. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Along with many other preachers

All Good Friday, I thought about you, preachers. We know what the women who followed Jesus were doing on Friday. “Some women were watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James (the younger one) and Joses, and Salome. When Jesus was in Galilee, these women had followed and supported him, along with… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: a party of preachers edition

Hello, preachers! At my house, three preachers are heading out to meet a fourth for dinner. We have Preacher Party host Liz Crumlish from Scotland visiting at the Manse where my wife and live in South Central Pennsylvania, and I am filling in for her this week. Liz will be preaching for the congregation kathrynzj… Read More

Lent in a Bag: a congregational Lenten practice

A few years ago, the website Building Faith shared a great idea for Lent, Lent in a Bag. Members of RevGals have made some adaptations to the concept, and because it is a popularly-searched topic in our Facebook group, we are sharing it here on the blog, too. Tanya Webster brought it to our attention… Read More

Faith and Illness: Living with IBS and Hyper-mobile Joint Syndrome

The first time I realised my digestive system worked differently to others I was probably in my teens. I had grown up expecting that every so often things would either stop or go into overdrive, to me this was just normal. Fast forward to my early 20s, expecting my first child – and suddenly it… Read More

Tuesday Prayer, in which God asks us, “How much longer?”

Holy God, We’ve had one extraordinary day after another, composed of violence and disaster and death; we’ve reacted with fear, grief, exhaustion, anger, and despair. We ask you, how long? You ask us the same. How much longer until people say no to leaders who stir up hate? How much longer until people put down… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Can we talk about closing?

A few years ago at the NEXT Church National Gathering I attended a workshop for pastors serving churches that might close. I noted that, aside from a friend of the presenter’s and a judicatory official, all the pastors in the room were women. While we may not be the only clergy serving congregations at the… Read More