Happy 7th Anniversary, RevGals and Pals!
a comment string on the blog of St. Casserole started this whole amazing thing.
Here's what Cass wrote:
There followed 115 comments, and by the end of that string we had a Cafe Press store, including T-shirts, mugs and thongs (!) (we no longer offer the thongs), a webring, and the beginnings of a blog our own set up. We also determined to donate the proceeds of the CafePress store to charity, which in the past has been Heifer International.
RevBlogGalPalsShould we have a t-shirt with this? I don't know much about Cafe Press so I'm just wondering.
Is there an award for RebelWithoutAPew/PureChristianthinkYes. Yes, she does.
who came up with "does my butt look big in this pulpit?." She deserves special recognition at our Annual Meeting.
Little (?) did we know what we would actually have an annual meeting, in the form of the Big Event continuing education programs. Our sixth one will be this year, and registrations are nearly at the full mark! If you are still interested, click the link in the right sidebar for more information. CEU's are available.
It's been an amazing seven years. We are now a blog with daily posts, including the highly popular Tuesday Lectionary Leanings and Saturday Eleventh-Hour Preacher Party. We have a separate Prayer Blog, RevGalPrayerPals. We also have a Facebook Group with 334 members, and a Facebook Page with 687 members. We are incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) (non-profit) in the State of Texas, with an elected Board of Directors.
Our membership includes males and females, straight and gay, clergy and laity, and people right around the world. We support and love one another through tragedy (personal, family, church, world, and universal). We are truly a community of Christian love, and that means we have also had our challenges. As with any Christian community, we have tried our best to address these faithfully, lovingly, prayerfully. I pray that the years ahead will show new ways that our community can be of service to clergywomen and their friends.
Celebrate with us today! Share in the comments (or on your blog with a link here) your favorite RevGals memory. How did you find the group? What has made it meaningful for you?
* Note that if you go to the RevGals CafePress store today, there is not currently much to purchase. We have not had a coordinator for this effort for several years, and we would welcome volunteers to discuss how this could be revitalized. Martha/Songbird has added our new logo to some old items, but the CafePress site is wonky. Click on an item to see if it doesn't really have the new artwork. And please do contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you might have the time and talent to help with the store. Thanks!