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Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

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Hi all! I'm taking a point of personal privilege to release a press release. Thank you for allowing me this privilege! Contacts:       Rev. Terri Jane Stewart.         revterrijane@outlook.com Rev. Katie M Ladd.                 katie@thewellqueenanne.org.     PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW GLOBAL ONLINE METHODIST WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR AND BY LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES Who:  Manna: Online Worship For All Methodists WHAT:  Methodist LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity are offering a new worshipping community that launches its first worship service for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies WHEN:  June 9, 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST HOW:  Information about the inaugural worship and community can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Methodi
Daily Practice for August 30, 2016

Daily Practice for August 30, 2016

Word:  Yesterday, I wrote this: "It is possible to have two diametrically opposed ideas like atheism and theism sitting in the same circle. There does not have to be a right/wrong struggle. We can bear witness to each other's stories and have a compassionate heart even while holding our own particular truth." And Lo! I was reading on Facebook and someone was expressing the idea that it is impossible to be in an organization that accepts "the other." In this case, my heart agrees even as my head says no. They want full inclusion for LGBTQIAP folx in the church. They want those who disagree left outside the church as the LGBTQIAP folx have been for so long. I get that. I want ideas that exclude, call-out, and confront to be left out of the system also. But I can only change me. I cannot

Happy Aldersgate Day!

Christianity, Religion
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther's preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death. from The Journal of John Wesley, May 24, 1738