The Reverend Sharon Hudson, regional support coordinator of the Centers for Spiritual Living, will be in Idyllwild on Sunday, Sept. 24, for the ordination of the Rev. Helen Henderson.
Before becoming eligible for ordination, Henderson was required to complete at least 6,000 hours of active service as a licensed minister, and pass a review by a panel of other ordained ministers. Unlike other denominations, the Centers for Spiritual Living does not ordain its ministers upon graduation from seminary or ministerial school, but instead allows ministers to work in the field before they fully commit their lives to ministry.
For Henderson, ordination then becomes the public acknowledgement of her commitment to the church, and is one of the most important moments in her life.
Hudson, of Poway, will officially administer the vows of ordination. Other ordained ministers from Southern California also will be participating in this joyous celebration.