What a tremendously momentous event! On Sunday, November 3rd, UUCJ ordained the Rev. Justin McCreary with a full house in attendance! Honored guests included:
- The Reverend Dr. Steve J. Crump, Minister Emeritus, Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA.
- The Reverend Gail Stratton, Community Minister, Oxford, MS
- The Reverend Gail Tapscott, Minister Emerita, UU Congregation of Fort Lauderdale, Community Minister Oxford, MS.
- The Reverend Melanie M. Morel-Ensminger, Minister, Our Home Universalist Unitarian Church, Ellisville, MS. Community Minister New Orleans, LA.
- The Reverend Carlton Smith, Congregational Life Staff, the Unitarian Universalist Association, Holly Springs, MS.
- The Reverend Edith A. Love, Community Minister, Memphis, TN
- The Reverend Brenda Wallace, Chaplain Educator, G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Hospital, Jackson, MS
- The Reverend Jacqueline Luck, Minister Emerita at Houston Valley UU Church, TN. Consulting Minister at UUCJ And Our Home UU congregation from 2004-2006, Contract Minister 2006-2007 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson. Lives in New Orleans, LA
Though not in attendance, we had the words of the Reverend Gordan D Gibson, Past Minister Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson and Our Home Universalist Unitarian Church. Co-founder Living Legacy Tour, and past president of the Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society as he wrote the Charge to the Congregation.
In the charge to the minister and to the congregation, both promised to care for themselves and each other. Let’s look forward to the years to come from this auspicious beginning!