Oh, by the way, I'm in Portland.
Just got here a couple of hours ago.
I'm back here to meet with the conference ministry committee tomorrow morning as part of my ordination process. They'll ask me questions about my ordination paper and other stuff too, I guess. If I "pass" -- which I should, no one has given me any reason to think otherwise -- then Sunday afternoon I'll have what is called in the UCC an ecclesiastical council. Everyone from the conference, clergy and lay folk, are invited to come and ask me questions about my theology and understanding of ministry and what not. If I pass that, then I'm declared "ordainable" pending a call, which we hope to work out soon in Denver.
I'm also preaching Sunday morning at our old church, where I'm still in care.
I'm here all by myself, without my cielo. Kinda sad when it's so important. But, that's the way it had to happen this time.
So, it's kind of a big weekend...thought I'd let you know!