“It all begins with two women who love each other deeply and believe they are called to serve the world together,”said Rev. John Oda, one of the organizers for the Season of Love. Nikki and Kira, two United Methodist women will be married on May 17 at Wesley United Methodist Church in San Jose by their United Methodist pastor.
Hundreds of supporters plan to gather outside the church to hold a “Circle of Love”for the brides, for the United Methodist Church and for all UMC pastors who wish to preside over same sex weddings in their churches. “We will stand, sing, and pray as a cloud of witnesses in solidarity with congregations desiring to open their church to all loving couples, and in support of all United Methodist pastors who simply want to fulfill their pastoral duties to all of their parishioners,”said Rev. Judy Shook, the organizer of the Circle of Love.
There will be opportunities for churches and those from other conferences to join in. Check their website www.seasonoflove.info to know how you can participate. Please contact Rev. John Oda, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.