Stoles are an important piece of ordained ministry, often with meaningful stories and memories attached. Stories Behind the Stole seeks to preserve those stories and memories while offering encouragement to a newly ordained woman in ministry.
Anyone in ministry, specifically women retiring from ministry or women who find they are finished with a particular stole, may donate their clean and gently used stoles to Stories Behind the Stole with a note of encouragement to be included with the stole as it finds a new home with a newly ordained woman in ministry.
Our hope is to preserve the special stories and memories behind our stoles while offering encouragement to colleague women in ministry.
If you have a stole to donate -
Send your cleaned stole to Diakonos Solutions with a note of encouragement, a story or memory that took place in the stole. Your stole and note will be passed along to a newly ordained woman in ministry.
For the address of where to send your stole, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a newly ordained woman in ministry -
Blessings and many congratulations! We define "newly ordained" as ordained five years or less. Let's face it, it takes awhile to build up a stole collection that covers all of the liturgical seasons.
If you are in need of a stole for a specific liturgical season, or if you simply want to participate in Stories Behind the Stole, fill out the form here.
We ask that participants:
-have been ordained no more than five years
-submit a request for a stole no more than once per year
-share about the stole you receive on social media to get the word out there!