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!!
The only remaining part of the process is for FBCR to affirm Tim’s calling in a celebratory Service of Ordination. In order meet the competing needs of ample time to plan a worthy celebration and ordaining Tim before any potential disruption caused by continued rise in Covid transmission rates, we will be ordaining him formally, but briefly as a part of the Sunday service on August 22. Then we will hold a stand alone Service of Ordination on a Sunday afternoon this Fall.
Watch for more information about Tim’s full ordination this Fall, but join us to celebrate on Sunday, August 22.