Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

More Light Presbyterians are Out and About

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.

Check the news story in Out and About:

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 in Nashville, TN! 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!

Registration is simple! Just go to 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!)

Workshops include:

--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

I am going to be leading the Pastor as Activist workshop.

It should be the Pastor as Annoyance workshop.

That is my role. I will annoy the church until it does the right thing.


  1. i'm in the mood to be annoyed AND annoying...hope to see u at ur workshop, John!!

  2. Have a great time. Unfortunately I can't make it, but my husband will be there representing our family.

  3. Rikk! Great!

    Alan! I look forward to meeting him!