A few days ago, Sarah posted our first Fidelia's Sisters 2nd anniversary giveaway; have you commented yet for a chance to win a $50 Chalice Press gift certificate? If not, hop to it, and come back here right away to learn about our second big giveaway!
Are you back yet? Good. Keep reading.
Anna Gordy Montgomery, the talented (and theologically-educated) stole maker behind Gloria Vestments, has offered to give a handmade stole in the color of the winner's choice – red, green, or purple. All you have to do is post a comment here sharing one of the things you love about ministry. Please note that the giveaway is only open to members of the Young Clergywomen Project; if you're not a member yet, now is the time to apply! Comments will be closed on October 31st, when a winner will be selected randomly.
Of course you want to know more about Anna, who is generously donating the stole. She weaves her background in theology and art in unique and creative liturgical stoles and paraments to the Glory of God.
A Youth Minister by profession, Anna has a degree in theology from Texas Lutheran University. She had taken time from her professional field to "minister to my own youth" as the mother of four young children, when she discovered a deep passion for and a profound joy in fabric art.
"It was my desire to create for my children that ultimately led to 'Gloria!'. I had made several quilts for them that were a bit unconventional. My mom saw the quilts and thought I should combine my love for fabric art with my love for the Church. Vestment creation satisfies both my need for creating beautiful artworks and my longing for the glorification of God. I think my parents (Pastor P. Morgan Gordy of Faith Lutheran Church in Lebenon, TN and Bishop H. Julian Gordy of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA) are pretty proud, too." Peruse more of her gorgeous stoles at her Etsy shop.
Happy birthday, Fidelia's Sisters!