NEVER GIVE UP

  • Earning an MA in Religious Studies from the U of Chicago by passing 6 formidable foundational classes.
  • Passing a test for reading French.
  • Passing a basic 10 week Clinical Pastoral Care initiation
  • Surviving an internship with a minister at a major church.
  • Getting approval and guidance from the UUA Fellowship Committee in order to be accepted into the UU placement machinery.
  • Writing an acceptable scholarly thesis.
  • Finding the money for all this.
  • Locating a first congregational ministry.

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Born in Portland when all was calm just before WWII. Educated formally at NU and U of Chicago Div School. Clergy for ten years. Always happy on high prairie.

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Mary Strachan Scriver

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Born in Portland when all was calm just before WWII. Educated formally at NU and U of Chicago Div School. Clergy for ten years. Always happy on high prairie.

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