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Reconciling Conversations for a Way Forward – Los Altos UMC
March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reconciling Ministries Network presents
Inclusive Conversations for a Way Forward: an educational conference addressing the critical issues before our denomination concerning social justice and LGBTQ inclusion.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
BWC Mission Center
11711 E. Market Place, Fulton, Maryland 20757
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Cedric Bridgeforth
Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth may best be remembered in the Baltimore-Washington Conference as the inspirational guest speaker in 2016 at the BMCR luncheon and the BWARM-MFSA dinner. He is a clergy member and former District Superintendent in the California-Pacific Conference of the UMC, and a former National Chair of Black Methodists for Church Renewal.
Dr. Bridgeforth will reflect on themes from his new book: 20/20 Leadership Lessons: Seeing Visions and Focusing on Reality. He will also be available to sign copies of his book.
Morning Breakout Sessions:
The Call to Be Intersectional – a discussion of justice work at the intersections of society: Rev. Liam Hooper, RMN Staff
The Long March Toward Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors: Are We There Yet? – 240 years and counting: Mittie Quinn, Past President, BWARM
Welcoming the Stranger: Rev. Ken Hawes, President, BWC Chapter of MFSA, and Chair of DC-MD Justice for Our Neighbors
Holding Conversations with Those Who Differ – tips for holding conversations with those in The UMC with differing beliefs about LGBTQ people in the church: Panel participants pending
Lunch: Selections from Jason’s Deli
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
Update on Work of the Commission on a Way Forward – how can we support the work of the Commission: Dave Nuckols, Commission Member and RMN Board Member
How to Be a Good Advocate: T.C. Morrow, BWARM Communications Chair
What About the Children? – how will the UMC’s critical decisions affect children and youth in the future? Melany Burrill, author and United Methodist Sexuality Educator
How Wesleyan IS the Wesley Covenant Association? Rev. Shannon Sullivan, Calvary UMC, Frederick, Maryland
Please note that payment at the door will be $40. Only checks will be accepted, written out to Grace UMC/BWARM. Please register in advance using the “Pay by check at the door” ticket option.