Note: the following article was written by Emily Enders Odom for the Presbyterian News Service, published February 18, 2022 on the Presbyterian Church (USA) website.
Why did the pastor cross the road?
To draw attention to the Presbyterian Giving Catalog’s new Coop Club, of course.
It was while browsing the booths at the Marketplace and Bookstore in Chicago last week at the 2022 annual event of the Association of Partners in Christian Education (APCE) that the Rev. TJ Remaley, who frequently sports a bow tie, caught sight of something he couldn’t live without.
A bow tie bedecked with chickens.
“Over the years in my ministry, I’ve become known for my collection of bow ties, not to mention my collection of coordinating dress socks,” said Remaley, a lifelong Presbyterian who has served congregations in Greenville, South Carolina, and Cape Coral, Florida. “My interest in these accessories began as a way of introducing some more personality into an otherwise straightforward suit. I wear a bow tie virtually every time I lead worship, though I’ll occasionally slip in a regular necktie just to keep folks on their toes.”
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