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Sometimes You Just Need to See the Love

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Many of our members have excitedly jumped on board for our very first Meet-Up Week, scheduled for February 16-21, 2014.  (If you’re still looking for one to attend, the link to the map is here.) But maybe you’re hanging back, waiting to see how it goes first before jumping in.  Or maybe you’re thinking “I […]

Calling New Board Members!

The board hard at work during our 2013 annual meeting. We do, in fact, have fun, too!

Have you enjoyed reading articles by other young clergy women on Fidelia’s Sisters?  Have you gotten advice on a liturgical quandary or support during a difficult time through the Facebook group?  Have you benefitted from new learnings and side-splitting laughter at one of our conferences?  Are you excited about meeting up with other YCWs during […]

What Are You Doing In The New Year…?

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In 1947, Frank Loesser penned a song that has been performed by numerous recording artists and heard by millions: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”.  To paraphrase those famous lyrics: Maybe it’s much too early in the game;  Ah, but I thought I’d ask you just the same:  What are you doing next summer  […]

To Be Separate or Not: That Is the Question

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God and the world.  Sometimes, I think we think of them as two different things.  Sometimes we can think of faith, and the presence of God, as something that happens inside a brick building for an hour (or maybe two) on a Sunday morning.  I know this because even people who long for God in […]

A Prayer for Syria… A Prayer for Peace

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As I write this, the world waits to see if (or, sadly, when) the U.S. and its allies may launch some sort of military strike against the Syrian government in retaliation for the country’s use of chemical weapons last week. Indeed, the news reports and gruesome images of the ongoing violence occurring in that region have […]

Introducing the Board

The Young Clergy Women Project is organized by two boards — the Community Board and the Editorial Board. Together they form the Full Board, which offers vision and direction for the project. Once a year the Full Board gathers in person. This year, the Full Board gathered in Nashville immediately following our sixth conference. In […]

The best continuing-ed/ Sabbath-y/ awesome, fun thing you can do this summer

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There’s a moment in every area clergy gathering or general church meeting I’ve come to expect over the past few years—it’s that second when there’s a pause in conversation and I begin to look around the room of gathered religious leaders and suddenly realize I’m either a) the only person under the age of 55, […]

TYCWP Conference and Me

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I attended my first Young Clergy Women Project (YCWP) conference last summer, in Chicago, IL. I had followed Fidelia’s Sisters for years after graduation from seminary, and when a call for new members of the Editorial Board was posted I realized I might “age out” before the next opportunity. Suddenly I was the newest editor […]

Our Website Launches New Community Section

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Even before graduation, I knew what it was like to leave that beloved built-in community of seminary.  I’d had a foretaste of it when I spent my third year of seminary doing a yearlong full-time internship.  I was in Florida.  My seminary classmates and friends were in Georgia.  My family was in Michigan.  I was […]

Calling New Board Members

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Calling New Board Members! The Young Clergy Women Project is organized by two boards – the Community Board and the Editorial Board.  Both boards create vision and direction for the project, as well as having their own roles: The Community Board is the group of women who dream, foster, plan and coordinate community activities.  This […]