Emily and Lisa’s Ordination  Support  Fund

By Emily Bruce and Lisa Garcia-Sampson

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Campaign ended on: November 29, 2017
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Support Emily & Lisa’s Ministerial Career Assessments
We are two seminarians from First Unitarian Church of Providence seeking ordination as UU ministers. One important step on the path to ministerial fellowship is the career assessment program. This is a comprehensive personal, emotional and psychological assessment to make sure we are able to minister to others in a safe and healthy way.
With good reason, it’s expensive. $1,850 to be exact. The UUA helps to offset the cost with $1,000 grants and encourages us to reach out to our home congregation and our wider UU network to help with the rest.
We are seeking to raise $1,700 to cover the remaining balance for both of our career assessments.
We are deeply grateful for any support you can give us.
Emily & Lisa
Lisa Garcia-Sampson is a third-year seminarian at Boston University’s School of Theology. Emily Bruce is a second-year seminarian at Yale Divinity School. They became friends at First Unitarian in Providence in 2013. At the time, neither was considering seminary! Over the next few years, they both served on First U’s budget drive team and then co-developed young adult programming and two sermons. Somewhere along the way, they both found their call to ministry.

Comments (4)

  1. Graham & Jacqui

    Two winners for First UU!!!!

  2. Gregory

    Hear, Hear, seconded! You make us all proud, Emily and Lisa!

  3. Ellen

    Two very impressive women. Go! Go! Go!

  4. Emily Bruce and Lisa Garcia-Sampson Post author

    Hello everyone – we are SO grateful for all of your support!! Funded in just 4 days, woo hoo!!!!
    We will be leaving the campaign up until October 31st so there is still a bit of time to donate if you so choose. Our deep heartfelt thanks to all of you who stepped up already to support our ministerial dreams. We love you all!!
    Emily and Lisa

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