Meet us in St. Louis! For those of you attending the 2024 APCE Annual Event, we’re excited to see you next week. Find us in the Marketplace for pronoun pins and other resources. CNP Executive Director Brian Ellison, Co-Moderator Slats Toole and Communications Coordinator Amy Cerniglia will lead two workshops. We hope to see you at one or both!

Thursday, January 25, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m, “Building a Real Welcome for All God’s People: LGBTQIA+ People and the Church,” Workshop B in Midway #9

This workshop offers biblical and theological foundation and practical help in ensuring the church’s full welcome and embrace of LGBTQIA+ people. Participants will share ideas and shape the content through their interests and needs.

Friday, January 26, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m, “Expanding Our Worship,” Workshop D in Frisco/Burlington Route

The central element of most churches’ lives and any gathering of Christians is our worship — praise and prayer, singing and celebrating, preaching and teaching. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where our habits and traditions can exclude people, especially people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. This workshop will foster conversation about practical ways to make our worship more expansive for all participants through language, music, and more.

Reach out to Brian at brian@covnetpres.org to set up a time to meet and talk about LGBTQIA+ inclusion in your church.

Our staff and board members look forward to seeing you soon!