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NAPC News December 2017

Triennial Conference is set!

The NAPC conference will be take place on April 23-26, 2018 and held at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina.  This year’s theme: “Dragons & Frogs & Other Fairy Tales of Ministry,” will explore the challenges of ministry that are particular to Clergywomen. It will be a time of affirmation, education, professional growth, friendship nurturing, and networking. We will discuss the ministry work that is still to be done for women in ministry today and the legacy we leave for others to build on in years to come. We will keep you updated about the conference on our Facebook page, website and upcoming newsletters.

Committee changes

JoAnne Sharp of the Steering Committee has agreed to serve as our new Administrator and will, among other things, be responsible for our membership rolls.  Susan Barnes, who previously handled Membership, has been appointed NAPC Chaplain.

Kindle Kinship

We want to support NAPC members who have their own blogs. Those of you who are writing online, contact us on Facebook so that we can provide links to your website so other clergywomen and read your work.

Give a membership for $20

In 2018, you can give a gift membership for just $20 (see Gift Membership Form below). This makes a great present for those recently ordained, those seeking a call, and those waiting to be ordained. Recipients will receive a welcome letter and membership card. If you have not yet received a membership card, please contact JoAnne Sharp at revnapc@gmail.com.

Changing Calls? Moving? Retiring?

If your contact information has changed, please let JoAnne Sharp, NAPC Administrator (revnapc@gmail.com) know. Help us celebrate new clergywomen who are called to serve within the bounds of your presbytery by letting us know about them as well.  Perhaps you could even welcome them with a gift membership to NAPC!

Consider contributing to our publication

If you’d like to submit an article for publication in Bread and Breath, send it to Elaine Connolly (pastor.elaine.c@gmail.com) or Susan Barnes (revsusanbarnes@gmail.com).   Please keep in mind that all articles will be subject to editing but we will contact you first for your approval on final versions. Most of the time, editing will be for space constraints. In general, we’re looking for articles that are 200-500 words and address anything of concern or interest to women in ministry and/or the denomination. Shorter pieces, on humorous moments in ministry or nurturing acts or happenings, are always welcome, as are original prayers and poetry. The more varied our voices, the more clergywomen’s experiences and stories will be told and shared– a blessing for all of us.

The latest in NAPC News October 2018 

The NAPC Steering Committee met May 15-18, 2017 at the Calvin Center near Atlanta Georgia. We worshipped, laughed, brainstormed, and discussed all things NAPC. While the days of being a woman in ministry are certainly easier than they were when our clergy mothers were answering the call of the Spirit to gain a place at the welcome table (and creating space there for those who would follow), there are still uphill climbs and even crosses to bear. We pray that NAPC grows in strength and purpose in supporting women who answer the Spirit’s call to serve as Ministers of Word and Sacrament.

 

Triennial Conference is set!

The NAPC conference will be take place on April 23-26, 2018 and held at the beautiful Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina.  This year’s theme: “Dragons & Frogs & Other Fairy Tales of Ministry,” will explore the challenges of ministry that are particular to Clergywomen. It will be a time of affirmation, education, professional growth, friendship nurturing, and networking. We will discuss the ministry work that is still to be done for women in ministry today and the legacy we leave for others to build on in years to come. You will hear more about the conference in the next newsletter.

Committee changes

JoAnne Sharp of the Steering Committee has agreed to serve as our new Administrator and will, among other things, be responsible for our membership rolls.  Susan Barnes, who previously handled Membership, has been appointed NAPC Chaplain.

 

Kindle Kinship

We hope in the year ahead to build up our social media profile (Facebook, Twitter) and build up our website. We want to support NAPC members who have their own blogs and encourage those of you who are writing to contact us on Facebook so that we can provide links to your website for other clergy women.

 

Give a membership for $20

In 2017, you can give a gift membership for just $20 (see Gift Membership Form below). This makes a great present for those recently ordained, those seeking a call, and those waiting to be ordained. Recipients will receive a welcome letter and membership card. If you have not yet received a membership card, please contact JoAnne Sharp at revnapc@gmail.com.

 

Changing Calls? Moving? Retiring?

If so, please contact JoAnne Sharp, NAPC Administrator, and let her know (revnapc@gmail.com).  And help us celebrate new Clergywomen who are called to serve within the bounds of your Presbytery by letting us know about them as well.  Perhaps you could even welcome them with a gift membership to NAPC!

 

Consider contributing to our publication

If you’d like to submit an article for publication in Bread and Breath, send it to Elaine Connolly (pastor.elaine.c@gmail.com) or Susan Barnes (revsusanbarnes@gmail.com).   Please keep in mind that all articles will be subject to editing but we will contact you first for your approval on final versions. Most of the time, editing will be for space constraints. In general, we’re looking for articles that are 200-500 words and address anything of concern or interest to women in ministry and/or the denomination. Shorter pieces, on humorous moments in ministry or nurturing acts or happenings, are always welcome, as are original prayers and poetry. The more varied our voices, the more clergywomen’s experiences and stories will be told and shared– a blessing for all of us.