Join us this Saturday, May 4, for a time of learning, sharing community and discovering together what it means to be a church that truly welcomes all.

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is undertaking a new effort in partnership with congregations and councils around the country to speak a hopeful and helpful word into anxious times for church and society. Covenant Conversations will help Presbyterians live into a new day in the church’s life, bringing communities together to talk about being church for ALL God’s people.

Our next Covenant Conversation is in Orange County, California, hosted by Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. We’ll gather on Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and which you are invited. If you are anywhere nearby, we’d love to have you there.

The $10 registration fee includes lunch — but we would like to know you’re coming by Thursday! Scroll down to register.

Here are some of the details:


Geneva Presbyterian Church

24301 El Toro Road

Laguna Woods, CA 92637



8:30 Registration opens

9:00 Opening plenary and keynote address
“A Church in a New Day” by Rev. Brian Ellison

10:45 Workshop #1 (Choose one)
Leading Change: Church transformation in an evolving church environment” (by Marci Auld Glass)
The Basics of Welcome: Affirming and creating safe space for all in your church” (by Vince Patton and Brian Ellison)

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Workshop #2 (Choose one)
Navigating Difficult Conversations: How to talk about controversial things in helpful ways” (by Susan Thornton and Vince Patton)
Religious Freedom: Understanding one of today’s hottest public policy issues” (by Brian Ellison)

2:00 Closing worship
The Rev. Marci Auld Glass, preaching

2:45 Go in peace

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For more information, contact:

Susan Thornton, [email protected]
or Brian Ellison, Covenant Network of Presbyterians, [email protected]