“Be Still,” a ministry to and with clergy spouses, will gather Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Little Noddfa retreat center in Tipton. Two other retreats will be held on other dates to be announced in southern Indiana and in south/central Indiana.
According to the group’s leaders, “Be Still” is a clergy spouse support ministry for the times when ministry is hard, isolating and frustrating. Be Still is there to help clergy spouses connect with one another and maybe prevent some of the sense of loneliness and separation. This special ministry also is present for spouses who are doing well in ministry and want to maintain his or her sense of wellness and wholeness.
Julie Pimlott, spouse at Mohawk United Methodist Church and who is studying at Methesco Seminary in Ohio, says, “When I was a newly christened clergy spouse, there were a few more experienced spouses who made a point to help me connect with other spouses. I learned I could trust them, and they were there to answer my questions, offer advice, or just listen, when I couldn’t keep my struggles to myself anymore.”
The goal of this special ministry is to have at least two clergy spouses from each of the ten districts available to those who may have a concern or need for connection. Currently, Shirley Dominick (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Northwest District and Julie Pimlott (email@example.com) and Jacquie Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Central District are available with more information about the "Be Still" ministry.