A Graduation from the Education for Ministry Program of The Episcopal Church

Tonight I graduated from the Education for Ministry course that is a program of the University of the South at Sewanee which is an Episcopal university in Sewanee Tennessee. This was a four-year course in Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology. I am not the best student but I made it through and I am grateful for making this an important part of my life. Hopefully, it will help others as it helped me. It was a challenge and I finished. Yay Me!

My Last Vestry Meeting

Tonight, I attended my last meeting as a member of the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The Vestry is the leadership group in the Episcopal Church. For the last three years, I have served my parish during extraordinary times in our world and my own personal loss in 2019.

This experience has taught me a lot about how wonderful my church people are and how we come together to lead during the good and tough times. I will continue to serve in other ways but my time as a church leader has ended and I am grateful for the opportunity I had to do the good work of the church.

Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete/Rejoice at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in #Chattanooga

The third candle of the Advent wreath represents Gaudete/Rejoice. May this be a time to rejoice in the season. Grace and peace to all.

Education For Ministry – Year Four #Episcopal #Anglican

Tonight, I begin the fourth and final year of my religious studies course Education for Ministry. I have surveyed the old and new testaments; church history and this year is theology. This promises to be my favorite year, but I know it will be challenging. This gets into the mechanics of faith, and I am ready for it.

The course is produced by The University of The South which is an Episcopal University in Sewanee, Tennessee. I have learned a lot studying with others and I am grateful for the experience.