On November 7… After years of education and preparation our own Tim Gaura has reached a celebratory moment in living out his call to vocational ministry. Over a year ago we asked the Ordination Committee of The Rochester Genesee Region of American Baptist Churches USA to guide Tim through the process of affirming his call. Having met all requirements, that committee gave us permission to assemble the larger, Permanent Council on Ordination consisting of a lay delegate from every congregation in the region and all ordained clergy affiliated with the region. That group has heartily commended Tim back to FBCR for ordination!!
In the late summer, we as a church affirmed Tim’s calling in a Service of Ordination. Due to the rise of COVID transmission rates at the time, we formally ordained him during a Sunday service on August 22. Now we are able to hold a stand alone Service of Ordination on Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 PM in the sanctuary. We hope you are able to attend and participate in Tim’s full ordination.