Terry Yasugo Ogawa and David Turner celebrating Terry's ordination at Church of the Crossroads.
Palm / Passion Sunday (March 25): Regular worship service at 10:30 AM The first Palm Sunday was both a celebration and a planned protest against the Roman Empire. All are invited, therefore, to come to church with your favorite and most clever protest posters. Before services, we will have a table with supplies for making posters if you want to create an original. Throughout the Week (March 25 - 31): Come anytime during the week and walk a labyrinth modeled on the famous labyrinth of Chartres
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
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
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