PMA 25th Celebration

Sunday, October 25, 2020
4:30 pm6:00 pm

Treasured servants of Christ:

With faith, hope, and vision, our Nebraska Synod certified the first Parish Ministry Associates for ministry 25 years ago. Congregations and lives have been certainly changed! The Parish Ministry Associate Community is celebrating online, Sunday, October 25th, 3:30 to 5 pm (MT) / 4:30 to 6 pm (CT). We are setting aside this time to celebrate what God has done and continues doing in the Nebraska Synod, the Church, and the world. Please join us via video (Zoom) or phone.

Our celebration includes time to meet our ever-changing PMA community—new PMAs, new students, newly-certified and retired PMAs, guests, and more. We’ll have stories, laughs, and insights with PMA Marcine Farmer, our remaining member of that first class. We’ll renew certification vows and remember the PMAs now resting in Christ’s peace. Time for the arts, a shared spiritual practice, and fellowship time are planned.

We’ll open the meeting portal 30 minutes before the scheduled start so you have time to log-in (and visit), and close the portal at least 30 minutes after the scheduled end so you have more time to visit, share stories and memories and hopes.

For this great anniversary, we’re also having a card shower for Marcine (405 State St. NW, Evansville, MN 56326). When we asked her if we could invite donations in her honor to a ministry of her choice, Marcine requested donations to the PMA Program for scholarships for students who are women, in this 50th anniversary year for the ordination of women in our ELCA. Donations can be sent to the PMA Office at the address above.

Registration information for this PMA gathering is in the envelope, and we are truly looking forward to celebrating with you. Grateful for you and your ministry,

Pastor Steve Meysing Pastor Carol Mapa
PMA Program Director PMA Administrator

Purely to preserve the security of the gathering and prevent “Zoom bombers,” we need you to let us know that you plan to join the celebration. If you use email, please send a note to with your name and phone number and tell us you will attend. If you don’t use email, please phone the program director at 308-530-5740 instead. We understand you have schedules and commitments, so come when you can and leave when you have to.