In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the ability to ordain lies solely with the congregation. The act of ordination allows congregations to acknowledge and affirm the minister’s call to live their life in service of this faith, and it also confers the title of Reverend. By the vote and affirmation of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, MD, Jen Raffensperger will be ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry at 4 pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
This is one of the most joyous and affirming rituals in Unitarian Universalism, because it is a celebration of the continuance of our faith, and not just of an individual. Please plan to join this wonderful celebration via Zoom, featuring pre-recorded and live music, welcomes from both the Frederick and Columbia congregations, and a sermon preached by Anthony Jenkins– Chaplain, 59th Medical Wing, USAF.
The Zoom link will be active starting at 3:45pm (Eastern).
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Celebrate with Jen by sharing a loving message or memory with Jen on her ordination Kudoboard.