Covenant Conversation: North Central California
June 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
You are invited to gather with Covenant Network of Presbyterians, members of North Central California Presbytery and guests from across our region in prayerful reflection and thoughtful conversation about our calling to be a people of hospitality, radical love, inclusion and equity.
How do we manifest that calling with LGBTQIA+ persons who have been historically marginalized and excluded?
Our time together in worship will lift up prayers, music and liturgy that is expansive in its language and hopeful in its message, as we claim our shared identity as the children of God. Our plenary keynote session will speak of the work of building congregations communities where authentic welcome is truly transformative. And our workshops will include practical help for individuals trying to deepen their understanding around LGBTQIA+ issues, churches seeking to do outreach and youth ministry, and all who seek to support healing for those who have been wounded by the church in the past. This Covenant Conversation welcomes all and also includes lunch and time for conversation, as well as resources to take back to your church. We’ll gather in person (with attention to current public health conditions, possibly including wearing of masks), but those who can only participate online will be able to view live-streams of the plenary sessions and worship services and join workshops on Zoom.
(Specific speakers and workshop titles and leaders will be announced soon!)
Saturday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sacramento
9:00 Registration opens / Coffee / Snacks
9:30 Welcome and Worship
10:00 Plenary Keynote Session
11:00 Workshop session #1
1:30 Workshop Session #2
2:45 Opportunity for discussions by congregation or particular topical groups
3:15 Closing Worship/Plenary
4:00 Go in peace
Register for $15, or for free to students and anyone for whom the registration would present a financial hardship.
Special offer: If three or more people are coming from your congregation, registration is only $10 each!
To register, complete the form below. (Each person must register separately.) We welcome your input on the registration form on workshop preferences