RevBMc

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  1. Never too late RevBMc.

    Thanks Fawzo. Better now than later.

    Besides I have this feeling that Someone was giving some people the chance to do the right thing and they didn't.

    Oh, well. That's them and not me.

    I do what I feel led to do, and that's all I can do.

    Well, I was ordained a year ago in the ULC. After years of teaching the catachism, getting a Masters in Pastoral Studies, being a missionary, etc...I thought I really needed to follow what God wanted me to do. To serve and love others. As I began ministry, the Christian community cast me aside because I would help others no matter their faith or their culture and that I preached a message of healing and acceptance. I was Catholic, highly believe in the principles of the faith (as written on paper), yet the leadership was lacking. And since I was lacking one vital component in being ordained (being a woman), I had a hard choice to make. Then one of my wise elders said to me, "Pale Moon, are you going to let a church get between you and what God wants for you?" That is when I decided and had my Osage Elder (ordained many years ago in the ULC) to help with my ordination and do special prayers and ceremonies so that now I can walk the path that Creator wishes for me.

    I seek always to serve. I am hoping I can do so in a complete manner.

    Well, I was ordained a year ago in the ULC. After years of teaching the catachism, getting a Masters in Pastoral Studies, being a missionary, etc...I thought I really needed to follow what God wanted me to do. To serve and love others. As I began ministry, the Christian community cast me aside because I would help others no matter their faith or their culture and that I preached a message of healing and acceptance. I was Catholic, highly believe in the principles of the faith (as written on paper), yet the leadership was lacking. And since I was lacking one vital component in being ordained (being a woman), I had a hard choice to make. Then one of my wise elders said to me, "Pale Moon, are you going to let a church get between you and what God wants for you?" That is when I decided and had my Osage Elder (ordained many years ago in the ULC) to help with my ordination and do special prayers and ceremonies so that now I can walk the path that Creator wishes for me.

    I seek always to serve. I am hoping I can do so in a complete manner.

    Yeah, sometimes we have to be like St. John the Baptist and approach people the way God leads us, not man.

    I have nothing against organized religion, except as it works against the One(s) it professes to believe in.

    Remember, we are all on a journey. Sometimes we wonder in the forest a bit before we find our way.

    I did.

    Peace.

  2. I was first ordained over 25 years ago as a Deacon by 11 Deacons and one Pastor by laying-on of hands in a Southern Baptist Church, but was later asked to leave because they found out I wasn't "their kind of people", that is mixed race even though passable as White.

    My next spiritual experience was in the Episcopal Church where again I was trained to be a Deacon and Priest, but no go again. I was allowed to assist Priests with liturgy including the Eucharist, but not to be ordained. Off and on for 30 years I was a Lay Eucharistic Minister, doing everything but confecting the Sacrament, even though I had been trained to do so.

    After my wife and I moved to be with her mother, I found the local Episcopal Churches had no need of my "special training", so I joined my mother-in-law at her church.

    The ULC ordination and degrees (M. in R., and D.Div.) helped me to accepted that I could follow my calling my own way without the "recognition/ permission" of mainline established Christian Churches.

    I'm still a Christian, but on my own terms as I feel guided by my God, as I understand him. I don't have to let others limit me based on arbitrary standards or personalities or politics.

    I can follow the Calling I've had since I was baptized at 15 years old. At 54 I may be late getting there, but I'm there.

    Thank you, ULC.