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Building a Real Welcome for All God’s People:  LGBTQIA+ People and the Church

September 17, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

“Building a Real Welcome for All God’s People:  LGBTQIA+ People and the Church”

This event offers biblical and theological foundation and practical help in ensuring the church’s full embrace of LGBTQIA+ people. We’ll consider how we as Presbyterians have historically thought about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, and how we have changed. And we’ll consider particular acts of hospitality we can take with our words and deeds to strengthen our congregations and our common life for all people.

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Part 1: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

– The history of LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the church
– Some basic understandings around sexual orientation and gender identity
– What is at stake: A theology of welcome, including the biblical and ethical conversations around sexuality

Lunch from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Part 2:  1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

– Reflecting on table conversations
– Practical steps toward welcome
– Bridging the gap: Navigating difficult conversations with those in a different place on these issues
– The Covenant Network of Presbyterians – our work and how congregations and individuals can engage with it

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September 17, 2022
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Brian Ellison
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First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton
119 West F Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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(423) 543-7737
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