In April, Dr. Stoker outlined a
to the decisions made at the 2019 Called General Conference and the subsequent Judicial Council rulings. Part of that response was to provide substantive educational and advocacy programming on how our stand of “ALL Means ALL” allows us to re-imagine what being a faith community really means. This reinforces our commitment to the theology of the Open Table. We are called to be welcoming to all, yet also work from the inside out to tear down structures that expose anyone to hurt, harm or hate.
In these past few months, your clergy and staff have been working diligently to bring that programming to fruition, so we can continue to live out this response, and further live in to 'This is FirstChurch'.
Beginning Sept. 9 and carrying throughout the rest of the fall, we will introduce a new advocacy series titled Beyond Boundaries.
In this series, we will hear from experts working on the front lines for LGBTQ+, racial equity, mental health, immigration and homelessness. These seminars will allow us to better understand these issues, and re-think how we can treat, support and advocate for all our neighbors. (Click the image to open a larger version.)