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August 2019

Building an Inclusive Church Workshop (Torrance, CA)

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Faith UMC, 2115 W 182nd St.
Torrance, CA 90504 United States
Free - $150.00

Do you want to help increase the number of Reconciling churches, communities and campus ministries? Join us for a training designed to help participants coach ministries through the Reconciling process. The training will include skills building around topics common in the Reconciling process including: complex identities, framing, steps of the Reconciling process, graceful engagement, and conflict management. Participants who desire to become Reconciling process coaches for their church or other congregations will be invited to confirm this at the workshop. WHAT This…

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LGBTQ Justice and Liberation Roundtable

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - August 30 @ 2:00 pm
Holiday Inn, 1501 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Annual Conference season has ended, and multiple movements are growing out of the ashes of General Conference 2019. At the core of many of them is our call to end systemic oppression. There is talk about disaffiiation, re-affiliation, dissolution, reformation, and more. It is a historic time for United Methodists, if nothing else. The January 1 date for implementation of the Traditionalist Plan will be here before we know it, and we are all preparing to respond to that in…

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Copy of LGBTQ Justice Leaders

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - August 30 @ 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 516 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Dear LGBTQ justice caucus leaders, Reconciling pastors engaged in Annual Conference efforts, LGBTQ General Conference 2020 delegates, and other Reconciling movement leaders: As we near the September deadline for legislation to the General Conference and the January 1 date for implementation of the Traditionalist Plan, it is important that we gather as LGBTQ justice leaders.  We will gather in Chicago from 1:00 p.m. August 29 - 3:00 p.m. August 30. LGBTQ justice caucus leaders will help to plan the agenda and lead parts of the discussion.  During this gathering, we…

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