Important News from our Leadership

Dear Gals and Pals, This week we celebrate the 14th anniversary of the birth of RevGalBlogPals. Founded as a network of bloggers in 2005, we formed a non-profit in 2006, and since then we have engaged in the work of creating community for clergywomen through our website, our social media spaces, and our continuing education… Read More

Open Letter and Call to Action – Update – #ChooseAccountability

On Monday, February 4, the Reverend Julia Seymour, RevGalBlogPals’ board president, received the following response from Carnival Cruise lines to our Open Letter. Hello Rev. Seymour, Your recent experience on Carnival Magic was brought to our attention, as well as the follow up communication in which you and others expressed that more should be done to… Read More

Open Letter and Call to Action: #ChooseAccountability

UPDATED TO ADD: Read Carnival’s disappointing response here. On Sunday, January 6th 2019 a group of 63 female clergy, ministers, and community leaders from around the world embarked on an 8-day cruise aboard the Carnival Magic. While the trip was designed to provide space for fellowship and professional development for women engaged in Christian ministry,… Read More

Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals: God encounters

When people ask us, as ministers, where we get our support there are many answers. Our peers, our colleagues, our neighbours, our sessions and church committees are all potential sources for support. It is now 13 years since my ordination, and for the last eight years I’ve been a solo minister in a village where… Read More

Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals: We need one another!

Before I went to seminary, I stumbled onto some clergywomen’s blogs. I did not know any women clergy personally because I was from a more conservative tradition. I would read their stories and wish I could serve in a congregation, too. I lived vicariously through their sermons and their discussions. It was inspiring! The possibilities… Read More

Why I Give to RevGalBlogPals – #GivingTuesday2018

Giving Tuesday 2018 is here, and I have already named in my mind and heart the organizations I will support on this day. For some, I will write and mail checks. It makes me happy that others make it wonderfully simply to give on-line.  Yes, on Giving Tuesday, 2018, I will make an on-line gift… Read More

In our space: a statement from the President of RevGalBlogPals

RevGalBlogPals includes clergywomen, members of religious orders, and women discerning a call to Christian ministry, as well as supportive clergy and lay people. Our online settings, from this blog to Facebook, also include men as well as people who do not identify as either male or female. Our criteria for membership are 1) support of… Read More

RevGalBlogPals Renounces the Nashville Statement

Christian orthodoxy is a broad umbrella, but there is no room therein for hatred, diminishment, or rejection of lesbian, gay, trans, bi, queer, asexual, or other people whose lives and bodies are neither cis-gendered nor heterosexual, but are definitely “fearfully and wonderfully made” in the image of a Divine Self who is most certainly more… Read More