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

Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains 400 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ, United States

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and many of its congregations and councils - including the Presbytery of the Highlands of New Jersey-have embraced a focus on Matthew 25, the radical call of Jesus in Scripture to a life of loving all God's people, most especially those who have traditionally been excluded, passed by, or left out.  This […]

How Welcoming Are We?: Reflecting on the Journey toward Inclusion

House of Hope Presbyterian Church 797 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN, United States

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has made huge strides, as a matter of policy and intention, in its efforts to include LGBTQIA+ people in its life and leadership. So how are we doing? How is it going in congregations large and small -- including yours--in welcoming and affirming people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations? […]

Covenant Conversation: Oklahoma

Westminster Presbyterian Church, OK 4400 N Shartel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Signs of Hope: Embodying God's love and justice We are living in complicated, challenging times ... and that is especially true for people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in the church. Even when we sense God's call to reach out in compassion and work for equity and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people, it can […]

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

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton 119 West F Street, Elizabethton, TN, United States

"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 […]

Covenant Conversation: Olympia Presbytery

The United Churches of Olympia 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Thanks for joining us at The United Churches of Olympia! Click below to view resources from the Covenant Conversation: Sermon Panel Discussion Workshops: Deepening Our Welcome with Executive Director Brian […]

Building a Real Welcome with Brian Ellison at New Castle Presbytery

Zoom

New Castle Presbytery’s Leadership Equipping Day on Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will explore important topics for ministry in church congregations. This Zoom opportunity will include CNP Executive Director Brian Ellison's workshop Building a Real Welcome for LGBTQIA+ People. Register now or click here to read the details from New Castle […]

Covenant Conversation: Nebraska

Westminster Presbyterian Church - Lincoln 2110 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE, United States

COVENANT CONVERSATION: NEBRASKA   Beyond Words: From Mere Welcome to True Belonging Westminster Presbyterian Church - Lincoln Saturday, August 26, 9:00am-4:00pm Thanks for joining us at Covenant Conversation: Nebraska! View […]

Covenant Conversation: Chicago

Fourth Presbyterian Church 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL, United States

On Saturday, September 30, Fourth Presbyterian Church hosted Covenant Conversation: Chicago with the theme of Beyond Words: From Mere Welcome to True Belonging. This event was sponsored by the Presbytery […]

Covenant Conversation: New Castle Presbytery

The Presbyterian Church of Dover 54 S State St, Dover, DE, United States

On November 11, nearly a hundred Presbyterians from across New Castle Presbytery and the country gathered at The Presbyterian Church of Dover, Delaware, for Covenant Conversation: New Castle Presbytery, "Making Space for Curiosity, Authenticity, and Community." Participants worshiped, shared stories, and sought to live into the promises of a more inclusive Church and world. Rev. […]

Building a Real Welcome: LGBTQIA+ People and the Church

Presbyterian Mission Center 6100 Colwell Blvd, Irving, TX, United States

Join Brian Ellison, executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, for a time of learning and discussing what it means to authentically and fully welcome all of God's people. We'll talk about the Presbyterian journey toward inclusion and acknowledge the considerable work left to do. We'll offer practical steps for congregations and the presbytery […]

Covenant Conversation: East Iowa/Great Rivers

First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, IA 1702 Iowa St, Davenport, United States

Expanding Our Welcome: Creating Safe and Inclusive Sacred Spaces Together On April 27, Presbyterians gathered at First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, Iowa for "Expanding Our Welcome: Creating Safe and Inclusive […]

How Welcoming Are We?: Reflecting on the Journey toward Inclusion

Colesville Presbyterian Church 12800 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD, United States

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has made huge strides, as a matter of policy and intention, in its efforts to include LGBTQIA+ people in its life and leadership. So how are we doing? How is it going in congregations large and small -- including yours--in welcoming and affirming people of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations? The Covenant Network of Presbyterians has been working […]