We have a big weekend. Four from our church will be attending God's Whole Family: The National Conference of Welcoming and Affirming Presbyterians at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
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There is still time to register so join us!
The National Welcoming and Affirming Conference - God's Whole Family! - is almost here. A true family reunion set for Labor Day week-end inI am going to be leading the Pastor as Activist workshop.
! We've got an amazing line-up of programs and speakers, as you can see from the Conference Overview below. All we need now is YOU! Nashville, TN
Registration is simple! Just go to www.MLP.org/mlp2009reg. You can't beat the price - $50 for students and $75 for everyone else. Even cheaper if you bring a group - 5 for the price of 4! A few scholarships are available, if needed. Bruce Reyes-Chow, Moderator of the 218th General Assembly, will be with us Friday and Saturday. When was the last time you had that kind of access to a moderator of the PC(USA)? In addition to Bruce, we've got:
--Rev. Debra Peevey, inspirational leader in the 08-B Campaign
--Rev Janet Edwards and Rev Ray Bagnuolo, preachers
--The World Premier of God's New Family, MLP's newest DVD
--Conference music leader, Patrick Evans
--Nashville in Harmony (the Gay Chorus!)
--Creating and Empowering More Light Chapters
-- Dreamwork: A Way to Listen for God
-- Heidelberg Catechism: What is it? Why it's iimportant; Who needs to Help? YOU!
--Legal and SPiritual Support for LGBT Families
--Marriage Equality: Church and State
--More Light Churches: First Steps - Next Steps
--Pastor as Activist
--Social Justice is Evangelism
--Being Transgender in the Church and the World
--Writing Overtures for Justice: 2010
It should be the Pastor as Annoyance workshop.
That is my role. I will annoy the church until it does the right thing.