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GOAL $2,000 Support an ordination 25 years in the making! Eric began theological studies in 1994. He received his M.Div. in 1998. Then life got in the way. After two decades, he still felt called to ministry and took the necessary steps toward getting credentialed. Last May he was called to serve full time at the UU Fellowship of Midland, MI, and he began last August. Now it's time to make it official, and the congregation could use your help!
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An ordination 25 years in the making!

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, MI (UUFoM), is honored to ordain John Eric Severson to the Unitarian Universalist ministry at an ordination ceremony on March 29, 2020. UUFoM also will be installing Eric as its called minister at this event.

Ordination is an essential component in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, occurring after an individual has completed formal training and has been accepted into preliminary fellowship as a UU minister by the denomination. Ordination is the final step that sets aside the ordinand as clergy and allows the title of “Reverend” to be bestowed.

Eric will be joined by congregants, family, friends, UU and interfaith clergy, and by those who have played an important role in his journey to becoming a UU minister. Your support of this campaign will help make this a meaningful and memorable event to mark Eric’s formal entry into service as a Unitarian Universalist minister.

Funds for this campaign will be used for food and refreshments at the ordination/installation, compensation for guest musicians, and to support travel and lodging for clergy traveling from outside of the area. Any funds exceeding ordination needs will be split between a local food security organization and the fellowship’s endowment fund.

We are grateful for any amount you might give. Thank you!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ordination/installation has been postponed until gathering in person is safer for everyone. Thank you once again for your donations!

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