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November 18, 2016

Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church, 2017-2020

By Taylor Burton Edwards

Note: The 2013-2016 ordinal is superseded by the 2017-2020 ordinal as of January 1, 2017. This edition of Services for […]

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Worship
December 13, 2012

Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church, 2013-2016

By Taylor Burton Edwards

This edition of Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church (Provisional Texts) continues to refine our […]

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General Planning Articles
May 1, 2014

12 Simple Rules on What to Wear, What Not to Wear: UMC Edition

By Taylor Burton-Edwards

I recently received a request on the UMC Worship Facebook group for some simple, straightforward guidance about clergy vestments in […]

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Information about Ordination
December 10, 2009

What is United Methodist practice in wearing vestments in worship?

In worship, most ordained United Methodist pastors wear a stole, usually with an alb or pulpit robe. 

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Information about Ordination
December 10, 2009

Why do clergy wear the clergy collar and shirt they do?

Most United Methodist clergy do not wear the clergy collar or shirt, although many have both items. Many of our […]

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Information about Ordination
October 15, 2009

Supplemental Resources for Services of Ordination, Commissioning, and Consecration

By Dean McIntyre

The following is a list of mostly musical resources for services of ordination, commissioning, and consecration from The United Methodist […]

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Ordination Services
August 11, 2009

Ordination Meanderings

This meditation was written by Daniel Benedict, June 21, 2003, on the occasion of the California-Pacific Annual Conference's ordination service. 

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Ordination Services
August 11, 2009

Invitation to Hear God’s Call to Ordained Ministry

This act of invitation may be inserted in the service of ordination or commissioning just prior to the "Sending Forth" […]

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Ordination Services
May 3, 2007

Priestly Identity and Formation

I have been packing boxes because I am retiring in June. I was doing pretty well until I began to […]

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Information about Ordination
May 1, 2007

Song Litany of God’s Calling

This litany may be incorporated into a service of commitment to Christian service, an installation service, a new beginning in […]

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Ordination Services
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