Princeton Seminary to Host its Annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture

Princeton Theological Seminary's annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture will be held on March 31 in Princeton, N.J.

The featured lecturer will be Marjorie J. Thompson, the director of Pathways in Congregational Spirituality and director for Companions in Christ at Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thompson's lecture, titled "Celtic Spirituality and the Scared Feminine", will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. in the Seminary's Miller Chapel.

Thompson, an ordained Presbyterian minister, has served as an adjunct faculty for several seminaries, including McCormick Theological Seminary, Auburn Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has also served as an associate pastor for education and small group life at the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, Connecticut.

Her published writings include "Family: The Forming Center", published by The Upper Room in 1989, and "Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life", published by Westminster/John Knox Press in 1995.

Sponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary's Women in Church and Ministry Committee (WICAM), the annual lecture usually takes place during a conference for women in ministry.

This year's conference, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women being ordained as deacons, the 75th anniversary of women being ordained as elders, and the 50th anniversary of women being ordained as ministers of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), is being cosponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary Center of Continuing Education and the National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen.

The lecture is open to the public and free of charge.