Special invitation to local faith communities
Local faith communities are invited to participate in the full event or by coming to portions of the event specified below:
- Special drop-in registration offers: Check in at Gather at the River office at Travis Park UMC (230 E. Travis Street) or call 312-448-5315 starting Thursday, August 9th
- Thursday opening session (7:00-9:30p.m.) Open to public/Free Worship with South African Rev. Peter Storey preaching, Bible study with Rev. Grace Imathiu, tribute to early gay leader Gene Leggett.
- Friday afternoon workshops (2:00-5:00p.m.) $30 Choose two from over 30 workshops addressing LGBTQ concerns and intersections with diverse issues of justice.
- Friday evening keynote and entertainment (7:30-10:00p.m.) $30 Performances by Campanas de América and IlluMen with keynote address by Bishop Minerva Carcaño. Dessert reception following.
- Saturday evening banquet (6:30-9:30p.m.) $50 Banquet dinner with presentations by lesbian Christian artist Jennifer Knapp and Rev. Frank Schaefer and gay son Tim. AT SHERATON GUNTER HOTEL. Reservations required by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 7th.
- Sunday morning closing worship (10:30a.m. to noon) Open to public/Free Joint worship with Travis Park UMC, Rev. Theon Johnson III of Glide UMC in San Francisco preaching.