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Mary liked life in the United States well enough to remain to study nursing. Although she was far from home, her roots extended to New York City: Since her uncle was a cousin of Cardinal Farley, on Sunday Mary ordinarily attended the eleven o'clock mass at the cathedral with the cardinal officiating.
She enjoyed living in a place of her own, buying elegant clothes, and taking advantage of the cultural opportunities in New York City. She attended the opera for entertainment, the lecture halls for enlightenment, and dancing lessons for personal development.
One Saturday evening a friend handed Mary an announcement for a lecture to be given the following night.
After the friend left, Mary held the paper in her hand and repeatedly read the bold-type headline: The question had never occurred to her before, but now she was intrigued by it. The lecture was scheduled in a theater in a section of the city unfamiliar to Miss Walsh.
In order to be sure of arriving there on time the following evening, she set out right then, on Saturday night, to find the place. Consequently, on Sunday evening she arrived on time and located a seat near the front.
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Mary supposed she would be hearing a chautauqua 2 lecture. When the speaker entered carrying "a little black book," as she described it later, and knelt at center-stage to ask for God's blessing, she was amazed.
She had never seen a chautauqua lecturer pray. The "little black book" turned out to be a Bible, to Mary's disappointment, for that was a book that she conscientiously avoided. Her upbringing as a Roman Catholic had left her afraid of the Scriptures.
She had been taught that the study of the Bible was especially dangerous for lay people. A friend who had brought a Bible to Miss Walsh's apartment had been asked, kindly but firmly, to remove that little black book and never bring it again. Mary remained in the theater, though, and soon the lecturer was making sense to her.
He spoke of current events and historical data with which Mary was familiar, for she possessed a bright mind and read widely. Then he showed in the Bible clear predictions of the very events that he had cited from history and current events.
Young Miss Walsh thought, "Nobody can predict the future like that! Yet there it is, all laid out centuries beforehand. Being a woman of action, Mary ventured out the very next morning as soon as the shops were open to buy a little black book of her own. She found a copy of the Douay Version of the Bible and began to read as eagerly as a thirsty traveler welcomes a large dipper of water.
Thursday night found Mary at the theater for the second lecture. A typical evangelist might not have been able to penetrate Mary Walsh's prejudice against the Bible, but God in His love had brought her into contact with the right preacher to reach her.
Everson evinced sound scholarship. He was fluent and articulate; she said, admiringly, that he had a "liquid tongue. Mary Walsh respected Professor Everson as a competent, professional person. Still, there was more. In Professor Everson, scholarship was paired with commitment to Christ.
His main purpose was not to trace fulfilled prophecy, but to portray the Son of God vividly and believably. He drew appealing verbal pictures of "that meek and lowly Galilean. Even though she had been a church-going person all her life, she was finding a new and living experience.
That was how it came about that she stood before her mirror and asked whether or not her Lord would do what she was doing. Concluding that He would not, she changed her ways immediately.
She put her jewelry away. No one suggested that she make these changes. On her own she read everything she could find, the Bible along with books and pamphlets published by the Seventh-day Adventists on various doctrines and church teachings.
In her precious new Bible, Miss Walsh read the second commandment again and again. Being a good Catholic, she was puzzled by the prohibition of image worship. She kept studying it for three weeks; then she took the icons that had been her objects of worship and destroyed them. From her reading Miss Walsh concluded that Seventh-day Adventists neither ate meat of any kind nor drank tea or coffee.
To someone whose coffee pot was always on the stove, this was startling. Mary considered consulting with Cardinal Farley concerning the Biblical truths she was learning. However, she decided that she had been fully confirmed in the truth by the Holy Spirit, and that under those circumstances it might be insulting to God for her to discuss it with a human being.
God's Word had become her final court of appeal. The Sabbath on which Mary Walsh was baptized into Christ as a Seventh-day Adventist by Professor Everson was a high day of celebration for both the convert and the evangelistic company.
Not everyone, to be sure, shared this positive reaction to choices the talented young nurse was making. Her aunt in New York City was dreadfully upset over Mary's change in religious affiliation. No doubt feeling some responsibility to the rest of the family, she told Mary that she now wished the girl had never come across the ocean. The aunt wrote to Mary's father, representing the group Mary had joined as a strange sect.
The truth is that the family knew nothing about Seventh-day Adventists and did not care to learn. At this point Mary felt that the Scripture text, "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me," 3 spoke quite clearly to the sacrifice that she was being called upon to make.
The aunt dropped her, and other family members cut off contact. Mary had disgraced them, to their way of thinking. The least objectionable explanation they could conceive was that by her studies the poor girl had become unbalanced mentally. To the separation from family were added other privations. Her old friends deserted her, and she was very much alone. On the other hand, she found a whole new family in the church of Christ. And they encouraged Mary toward a surprising career change.
When Mary Walsh became a Seventh-day Adventist and heard about the denomination's colleges, she thought about attending one of them. Her savings could enable her to go back to school.
However, almost as soon as she gave her heart to Christ through the work of an evangelistic team, she was urged to enter evangelism herself. Her being invited to join an evangelistic team immediately after baptism, rather than being advised to prepare further and season for a while, was connected to the extraordinary circumstances of her conversion.
Mary Walsh, for some reason, was not given any Bible studies; she read and reasoned herself into the various doctrines, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. When she saw something that she should do, she typically immediately did it.
She was an exceptional convert. Therefore the conference president, the evangelist, and the two Bible workers urged Mary to enter evangelism directly.
In response to the clear invitation from church leaders who knew her and, quite evidently, to a call from God, the new Adventist moved to Maine in to join an evangelistic team headed by Elder A. In contrast to nursing, for which she was professionally trained and well paid, evangelism required tasks some of which she had never seen performed, and for low wages. Although she knew nothing about conducting an evangelistic effort or giving Bible studies aside from having attended one series of meetings, Elder Sanderson promised to train Miss Walsh "on the job.
Starting out in a new calling, Miss Walsh was timid just ringing the bell of a home for the first time. She was careful to sit "just so," never crossing her legs, because of her very proper upbringing in Ireland.
Her native British reserve was frequently misinterpreted as pride. Applying her keen mind diligently under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Mary Walsh became equipped for her new ministry. She acquired Bible Readings for the Home Circle and all similarly useful material that she could find. One of her duties was to teach people in their homes the truths of Scripture.
She not only taught but also counseled, prayed, befriended. With the Holy Spirit's guidance she brought many converts into the church, making sure they understood clearly both doctrines and practice.
The Sanderson and Walsh evangelistic team moved from city to city. Working with very small budgets, they nevertheless produced many baptisms. When they were sent to evangelize New York City with a total budget of 1, dollars, they felt that amount was not adequate to enable them to reach the nation's largest city. Miss Walsh and her co-laborers held days of fasting, calling on the Lord to do something.
Miss Walsh gave Bible studies to two prosperous elderly women. They accepted the Bible message, joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and then gave generously to the cause of God. Others gave also, while Mary fasted, prayed, and worked. She saw how God in heaven accomplished His purposes as she depended on Him. As she grew in experience, her responsibilities increased and diversified considerably. For one thing, before the main lecture of the evening by Elder Fries, Miss Walsh always delivered a short presentation on a selected topic.
This occurred early in the evening format but to a full house, for the people arrived promptly to hear her. One evening when she was descending from the platform as Elder Fries was coming on, the elder whispered, "My, my, you've stolen my thunder! You used to steal my thunder. The evangelist and his assistant shared a comfortable, complementary working relationship. Williams and Wightman licensed Helen Williams receives license as an Adventist minister Lulu Wightman receives license as an Adventist minister She is listed in as an ordained minister.
Blackberry Hill Publishers, p. General Conference Committee issues ministerial license to Mrs. Henry outlines her plans for "a woman ministry" in a four-page supplement of the Review and Herald. She traveled and spoke widely in the denomination and her weekly feature for women appeared in the Review.
She urged women first to serve in the home as Christian mothers and wives, and second, to minister to others who came within their sphere of influence. White participates in an ordination service for the Ashfield church in Sydney, Australia, that includes deaconesses. The event apparently is not widely publicized and is not rediscovered until Arthur Patrick publishes an article in the Adventist Review, January 16, Minnie Day Sype receives license as an Adventist minister As an evangelist raises up churches in the Oklahoma Territory and Iowa, at times performing marriages and baptisms.
Alma Bjugg, a captain in the Salvation Army who converts to Adventism, becomes the first native ministerial worker in Finland. She receives a ministerial license. Louise Kleuser pastors churches in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mary Walsh is an effective evangelist in New England. Licensed as a minister from when the church decides not to allow even those women who have carried the credential in the past to continue doing so. Maybelle Vandermark [Goransson] graduates from Washington Missionary College with a ministerial degree. Becomes associate pastor and teacher, assisting Lester Coon in a district of churches in Virginia Potomac Conference.
Woman serves as sole pastor. Maybelle Vandermark [Goransson] pastors a district of Virginia churches alone from From teaches Bible at Washington Missionary College and is assistant dean of women. Jessie Weiss Curtis receives license as an Adventist minister As an evangelist raises up several churches in Pennsylvania.
IdaMatilainen begins 40 years of evangelistic efforts in Kainuu, a sparsely populated area of Finland near the Arctic Circle. Maybelle Vandermark [Goransson] completes an M. First woman sponsored to seminary. She is believed to be the first woman ever sponsored to attend the seminary North Pacific Union. General Conference Officers discuss ordination. A statement from the pen of Sister White, as found in the Review and Herald of July 9,has been understood by some to provide for the ordination of certain sisters in church service.
After some discussion, it was "Agreed, To recommend to the General Conference Committee following the session that a small committee be appointed to study and report on this question. Running graduates with an M. Running completes her Ph. Becomes co-pastor in Biclefeld district Beach, GC Secretary, requests counsel on ordaining women in Finland.
Officers discuss Northern European Division request for counsel on ordaining women. The question has arisen in Finland. Historically, Seventh-day Adventists have not ordained women. Yet it is believed that the subject should be listed for the Council agenda. It was "Agreed, to list on the agenda for the Autumn Council the subject of ordination of women.
GC officers appoint committee to study ordination. Lowe, Raoul Dederen, M. GC officers discuss role of women. GC officers agreed to appoint "an adequate committee to consider this large topic. First woman ordained as local elder. Quigley and Cree Sandefur, respectively. Far Eastern Division requests counsel about ordaining women. Study on "the role of women" begins. Benton is issued a ministerial license.
The ad hoc committee convenes at Camp Mohaven in Ohio [junior campi and discusses 29 papers from men and women on the role of women in the church. The group included 13 men and 14 women. Recommends, That women be ordained as local church elders, and those with theological training be hired as "associates in pastoral care" primarily in multi-member pastoral staffs.
Also, proposes a pilot program that would lead to the ordination of women in Annual Council calls for "more study. It also votes "that continued study be given to the theological soundness of the election of women to local church offices which require ordination" and "that in areas receptive to such action, there be continued recognition of the appropriateness of appointing women to pastoral evangelistic work.
Says, "The time is not ripe nor opportune" to ordain women to gospel ministry. ALSO adopts policy permitting the ordination of deaconesses and women elders.
Also permits women to be ordained as elders if "the greatest discretion and caution" is exercised. Urges women to become Bible workers, or even assistant pastors, but notes that the church will grant them only a missionary license, thus ending years of granting women ministerial licenses. BRI papers on women in the church. A set of 13 scholarly papers, based on the Camp Mohaven work, is prepared by the Biblical Research Institute but is not released to church members for study.
Anderson Central UnionMary E. Walsh Pacific Unionand Mrs. Asks, "If God has called a woman, and her ministry is fruitful, why should the church withhold its standard act of recognition [ordination]? European woman becomes sole pastor. First Adventist woman chaplain certified.
General Conference president Robert H. Pierson tells Spring Meeting that the role of women is under continuing study and a report will be given at the Annual Council. Annual Council votes for Associates in Pastoral Care. The AC designates the term "Associates in Pastoral Care" to identify persons who are employed on pastoral staffs, but who are not in line for ordination women.
The debate over ordaining women elders heats up in many churches, including Sligo Church in Takoma Park, Maryland, where many GC employees who oppose it are members. BRI papers on women released to Sligo Church. Sligo Church fails to endorse ordination of women elders.
Annual Council votes internships for women pastors, Bible instructors.
Unordained males authorized to baptize in NAD. New policy also allows them to qualify for certain U. Women in the metro Washington, D. Forerunner of The Adventist Woman.
American woman becomes sole pastor. GC Session in Dallas. In his keynote address, as his fifth priority, Neal C. Wilson states that "the church must find ways to organize and utilize the vast potential represented by our talented, consecrated women. First Adventist woman earns Th. Margit Suring of Finland earns her Th.
First women pastors sponsored for M. The Association of Adventist Women AAW officially organizes with the goal to encourage Adventist women to achieve their full potential. Lang Van, who holds a B. She completed an M. Hemmings completes a B. She teaches religion at West Indies College. Alice Smith is the first chairperson.
She is succeeded in by Thesba Johnston. Women pastors perform baptisms in NAD. Potomac Conference Committee votes to permit eight local elders to baptize. The action precipitates trauma, particularly at the Beltsville, Maryland, church where many GC officers attend.
Potomac Conference is chastised for defying GC authority and policy. Second annual AAW conference.
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Dialogue with church leaders sought but rebuffed. BRI papers on women released after nine-year wait. Early inDr. George Reid, rescinds the decision. Not until one week before the conference is the decision reversed. The first copies of the BR! Women pastors ordered to stop baptizing in NAD.
The GC promises to renew a study of the ordination issue. Annual Council reaffirms Spring Meeting decision that women may be ordained as local elders.
Votes to "advise each division that it is free to make provisions as it may deem necessary for the election and ordination of women as local church elders. Commission on the Role of Women in the Church voted. Vows to settle the issue "definitively" at the GC session. First Adventist black woman becomes hospital chaplain. She wanted to become a military chaplain but could not because the U.
Sally Kiasiong Andriamiarisoa, having earned a B. A member commission meets in Washington, D. Spring Meeting accepts the report. Four deaconesses are ordained in the Geneva, Switzerland, church.
The action comes as a culmination of a nine-month study and hearing speakers G. GC Session in New Orleans. Votes for affirmative action, more study on ordination. Annual Council discriminates between men and women pastors.
Annual Council rejects the NAD recommendation that women pastors with seminary training be allowed to baptize and solemnize marriages as young men in the U. Annual Council states that women may work as ministers but should not expect ordination. An advisory committee of women employed at the GC headquarters is setup to assist her. Soon after, Elizabeth Sterndale and Marjorie Felder are added.
WMA is specifically asked to encourage denominational editors to include positive articles about women in their publications. Adventist Review publishes evidence that W.
White ordained deaconesses at the Ashfield church in Sydney, Australia, on January 6, This transcends objections raised on ordaining deaconesses at GC session. Hispanic women ordained as elders in NAD. The church business meeting had already voted overwhelmingly in favor of their ordination by Church at Andrews University fails to approve women elders. Southeastern California Conference votes for equality.
SECC votes to treat unordained men and women equally regarding the issue of performing baptisms. The effect of the vote, since the church allows unordained males who are pastors to baptize, is to give women that privilege also.
The Newbold College Church in England ordains its first women elders: Aulikki Nahkola and Cynthia Bent. The number of questionnaires returned is 94 out of Yvonne Oster becomes church pastor in Lintioping, Sweden, Women pastors resume baptizing in NAD. Bacchiocchi goes into print. In particular, they name Madelynn Haldeman and Margaret Hempe as suitable candidates.
PMC votes for women elders.