CONNECTION 2020

Information & Registration (Part 1/2)

About Connection 2020

Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) was formed in 1984 to establish a landscape of LGBTQ-affirming churches that would oppose discrimination in The United Methodist Church. Now with over 1,000 Reconciling Churches, Communities, and Campus Ministries, 40,000 Reconciling individuals, and bold new forms of Reconciling ministry taking shape around the world, that’s exactly what Reconciling United Methodists have done.

No matter what shape the United Methodist diaspora takes in the future, LGBTQ children of God will continue to be born and will continue to seek Christian community that affirms them. That’s why RMN will continue to do what it has done for 35 years: create, equip, and mobilize a movement of Methodists who will not wait for a General Conference to tell them how to be like Jesus, but will embrace and celebrate LGBTQ people today. 

Even as The UMC wrestles with its future, RMN’s mission remains unchanged. We are steadfast in our commitment to LGBTQ justice, not only where The UMC currently exists, but across the expanse of any future expressions of Methodism or denominations birthed out of the Wesleyan movement. Given that commitment, we invite you to join us in Nashville this February to bless one another’s liberative work and to accomplish the following:

  1. Mobilize Reconciling individuals who want to resist, reform, and build something new
  2. Resource and train Reconciling Churches and Communities to resist the Traditionalist Plan and affirm LGBTQ people in their local context
  3. Gather General Conference delegates to strategize toward GC2020

Please only register one attendant at a time with this form. When you complete this page, you’ll be taken to a second page to submit payment and complete your registration.

When & where is Connection 2020?

7:00 p.m. February 27 – 3:00 p.m. February 29, 2020

Belmont UMC in Nashville, TN

How much is registration?

Registration for Connection 2020 is $140. 

Meals

Breakfast and lunch are provided on Friday and Saturday as part of registration. Provided breakfasts and lunches are mostly gluten free and contain vegetarian options. (Menus are provided at the link below.) You can also bring food to supplement the meals provided.

For dinner on Friday, please check out the many neighborhood restaurants within walking distance of Belmont UMC.

Accessibility

Meeting facilities are ADA compliant.

Lodging

A limited number of reasonably-priced sleeping rooms are available at the Scarritt Bennett Center and can be booked with this registration. You may also choose to book a room in one of several nearby hotels. Please see the link below for more complete information about lodging.

Parking

Parking is very limited at Belmont UMC. Participants are asked not to drive to the church to park. Complimentary shuttle vans will be provided between the Scarritt Bennett Center and Belmont UMC (about 1 mile). The Hotel Moxy is one block away from Belmont UMC. Uber or Lyft ride-share services are available from other hotels.

Questions?

If you have questions about event payment, please contact us at 773.736.5526 or admin@rmnetwork.org.

Donate

If you’d like to donate so that RMN can make this as meaningful an event as possible, please direct donations here and select “Connection 2020” as your designation. Thank you for your consideration!

Sponsorship

If you or your organization would like to sponsor the event, please call our office or email Kathy.

For more details about Connection 2020, visit the following links.

Belmont UMC and some of its members at a Pride Festival proudly representing their church

Please note:

Registration is not complete until payment is submitted on the next page. If you have any questions, please call our office at 773.736.5526.

Connection 2020 Registration (Part 1/2)

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Registration is not complete until payment is submitted on the next page. If you have any questions, please call our office at 773.736.5526.

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