Monday, November 26, 2012

You Know You are Grown When........

Me and Tammy after her ordination!
one of your friends becomes a deacon!

Yesterday, I attended the ordination of Tammy and twenty-three other people to become deacons at the church where I am currently a member.

For those who don't know, deacons are selected from within the church's membership. The biblical qualifications for a deacon (1 Timothy 3:8-13) focus primarily on character and relationships within the church, family and community. Deacons are to be persons of impeccable character and deep faith who rely on the Holy Spirit. (This is sooooo Tammy!)

It was a real dignified affair with all of the leaders of the church in attendance dressed in respectful Black, the huge choir with their royal robes, and the audience all dressed up in their Sunday's best for this special occasion.

Our Pastor gave one of those good, thought provoking sermons that he ALWAYS gives about "Doing the Dirty Work."

Lots of other stuff took place, and the NEW deacons marched out!

I felt like my own child had just gotten ordained; I was so full of pride for my fellow Tuskegee graduate. (I had to throw that in.) 

Tammy, you really make your people proud!!!!

I am officially a grown woman with a friend who is a deacon.


Angie B. said...

Perfect! So proud of her!!!!

katina said...

So proud and happy for a woman following and listening to what God wants her to do...katina

Jacqueline said...

Tammy is quite a great example isn't she ladies?

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