Ecclesiastical Council for Emma Brewer-Wallin
The gathering on Sunday, April 11, 2021, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. MDT to examine Emma Brewer-Wallin is a meeting of the CPC called by the Board of Directors. The Committee on Ministry has held an Ordination Interview and based on that, commended Emma to an Ecclesiastical Council.
Historically in the CPC we have held an Ecclesiastical Council in the home church of the Member in Discernment. While this was a comfortable and convenient practice, it did not meet the standard of the UCC, and the CPC Committee on Ministry has resolved to be in compliance. Fortunately, our use of Zoom technology makes this change convenient as well and we will hold this event as a webinar where participants can ask their questions and interact with Emma.
The Ecclesiastical Council is open to everyone but only delegates may vote. Our bylaws require participation of 50 delegates from 21 churches (half of the churches in the CPC) and we will document participation by having delegates register ahead of time. If you would like to be a voting delegate from First Congregational Church, please contact Rev. Yael as soon as you can.
A reminder, along with the Zoom link, will be sent out the week before this Ecclesiastical Council.
Here is Emma Brewer-Wallin’s Ordination Paper for your consideration.