|From Stitches of Ayr|
Our Ask the Matriarch queue was empty this week, so I thought this might be a good space to discuss collars and other clerical garb. As a UCC pastor who got started in the land of Congregationalists, I have worn a collar exactly once, and only because one of our Preacher Party participants sent it to me. But I have moved to a new area where the desirability of having a collar on hand might be different, particularly to wear to public events where I want to be identifiable as a member of the clergy, and I could use your advice.
Let's crowd source:
- Do you wear a collar?
- If so, what kind?
- What's your best source?
- Where do you find your clergy shirts/blouses?
- Bonus question: What's the oddest reaction you've gotten when identified by your garb?
Please share your answers and resources in the comments. And if you have a ministry question for our Matriarch panel, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.