11th Hour Preacher Party: how is it July? edition

Hello friends! Somehow, it’s July. For some the turning of the calendar will mean trying to balance a national holiday with Sunday worship. For others it will mean school holidays have finally arrived. For still others it will mean the days are finally getting longer and there’s hope at the end of the winter tunnel.… Read More

Ordiversary Party: July festivities!

I (Teri, your ordiversary party host), have just spent a day at a garden party at a royal palace. So I am 100% in a partying mood, and excited to get this month’s ordiversary party started! This month the party kicks off with Patty, a long time Australian RevGal whom you might know better as… Read More

Ordiversary Party—June!

Today’s party is kicked off by the ever-fabulous Stephanie Anthony, a longtime RevGal who knows how to get a party started! I was one of the rare ones in my seminary class who came straight to seminary from my undergrad education, but it wasn’t something I had been planning for very long. A biology major… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party—onward and upward

I’m not sure where May went, but it’s the beginning of June, everyone! And this Sunday might be, for some, Ascension Sunday…or for others, the 7th Sunday of Easter…or for others, perhaps the beginning of a summer/winter series, or a wrap-up on other events (we are one week past General Assembly, for instance, or for… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: still more resurrection

The weekend is upon us! For some, it’s well advanced and Sunday morning is nearer than we’d like, for others we still have a few hours to procrastinate  brainstorm… What are you up to this week? The RCL commentary for this week is here, and the NL is here. I admit to preaching this week’s… Read More

Ordiversary Party: May Flowers edition!

In some traditions, May begins what we might call “ordination season” as people graduate with their degrees and find themselves in their first calls. Which makes it all the more special to hear from someone who has gone ahead on this journey! This month is longtime RevGal Kelley’s 32nd ordiversary, and she has a story… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: taking care of those who are poor…

There’s a sort of synergy between the RCL and NL texts this week, as both offer us reminders of how to take care of people living with great hardship, but from very different angles. Or perhaps not that different? It’s also the last Sunday in Lent, with just Palm Sunday and Holy Week still ahead. In… Read More

Ordiversary Party: March edition

March has come in like a lion in my part of the world, making me all the more ready for a party! There’s nothing quite like starting Lent by celebrating our sisters in ministry. This month’s ordiversary party is kicked off by RevGal Carolyn Herold, whose persistence in pursuing her call is a reminder that… Read More