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Creating a Welcoming Church for LGBTQ

Becoming an LGBTQ Welcoming Church October 9 at 7 – 9pm Why and How to become an LGBTQ Welcoming Church: how to start the discussion, strategies for creating consensus and addressing conflict; insights and strategies from churches who have become LGBTQ welcoming churches. Speakers: Eldon Wegner (Church of the Crossroads, UCC); David Twigg (Ka Hana o Ke Akua, UCC); Pastor Tim Mason (Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church); Rev. Liz Leavitt (Christ Church Uniting, Disciples and Presbyterian) Too often, a few passages from the Bible are used

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Creating a Welcoming Church for LGBTQ

Topic: The Bible and LGBTQ Save the date: October 7 *10am - Noon * Too often, a few passages from the Bible are used to justify the oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning people (LGBTQ). People of faith often don’t know the historical purpose of those texts or how to respond when those texts are misused. While most churches say “all are welcome,” LGBTQ people are often made to feel very unwelcome. Thankfully, more progressive churches are rejecting oppressive interpretations of our Biblical

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Creating a Welcoming Church for LGBTQ

Growing the Mission of LGBTQ Welcoming Churches October 14 at 10am-Noon Designed for churches who are already LGBTQ welcoming: how to improve our mission, messaging, using social media, community advocacy and hospitality, reaching out to straight and LGBTQ who embrace inclusive Christianity. Speakers to include Andy Lang (Executive Director of the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition, via webcast); Pastor Jeff Lilley (Lutheran Church of Honolulu) and Mark Wilson (Church of the Crossroads). Too often, a few passages from the Bible are used to justify the oppression

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