Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM) Celebrates 50 Years in Philadelphia July 20-22, 2018

This Assembly was a wonderful interfaith celebration of women and men who are committed to serving God's people in diverse ministries.

I was one of the Presidents who was honored in this celebration. I served in this role from 1998-2004. During that time, with my colleagues, Gerry Grudzen, Bill Manseau and Joe Ruane, we initiated Global Ministries University (GMU) which provides affordable online education degree and certificate programs geared to ministers from around the world.

I am the Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the M.Div Program. Our newest degree program, the Masters in Pastoral Ministry began in 2018 in partnership with People's Catholic Seminary.

Global Ministries University faculty met and hosted a graduation ceremony for the graduates who attended the Assembly on Saturday, July 21st.

During my tenure as President of FCM, our Circle of Directors developed the Ethics Code which every commissioned member signs every year.

At the Assembly, Rabbi Shapiro and Sister Simone Campbell gave excellent presentations.

A Roman Catholic Woman Priest, Juanita Cordero co-presided with Joe Ruane at the closing liturgy on July 22nd. There were about a dozen from our RCWP/ARCWP Movement present and we enjoyed being with one another and visiting during the Assembly.A blessed and fun time for all. Enjoy the photos below!
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Global Ministries University Graduates  and Faculty after Ceremony with Degree Certificates
Left to right: Colleen Fay and Mary Theresa Streck share at GMU Graduation Ceremony

Mike and Jean Conley on left faculty, Juanita Cordero, graduate, Gerry Grudzen, President, Gail Schulz, Administrator for Admissions
RCWP/ARCWP and Friends Gather at Assembly and Enjoy being with one another

Juanita Corder RCWP presided at closing FCM Liturgy

Bishop Suz Thiel and Juanita distribute Eucharist at FCM Assembly

Juanita Cordero co-presided with Joe Ruane at closing liturgy
Gerry and Marita Grudzen read General Intercessions at closing liturgy

Joe Ruane and Juanita Cordero co-presided at FCM Assembly Liturgy on July 22, 2018

I brought up bread at Offertory

Having Fun with friends!

With Mary Theresa and Jim on our way back to Albany after Assembly in Philadelphia

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