The Committee on Ministry of the Metropolitan Association has scheduled an Ecclesiastical Council for Marie (Marty) B. Tracy on Thursday, September 6th at 7 p.m. at Broadway UCC.
An Ecclesiastical Council is the last step in one's ordination process and takes very seriously the Congregationalist covenantal idea that it is the community who ordain a person to ministry. A minimum of five Association churches must be represented at the Ecclesiastical Council. Marty plans to share a section of her ordination paper during this Council, and the people in the audience, both lay and clergy, are encouraged to ask Marty any question they want regarding her faith journey and theology.
Marty has been so grateful for Broadway’s continual support and encouragement as she has discerned this Call to Ministry over these last five and a half years. Broadway UCC helped Marty to feel safe in a church community again after almost ten years away from organized religion, and Broadway as a congregation helped her to explore and deepen what it means to be a part of a faith community.
Please come and support Marty as she takes this final step!