Documents Regarding the Deacons’ Openness Task Force On LGBTQ Christians and UBC Membership:
- Letter from Senior Minister in Interim and Deacon Chair regarding the Openness Task Force
(June 6, 2016)
- Letter from Deacon Chair and Openness Task Force Chair regarding upcoming Church Conversation (June 29, 2016)
- Questions & Answers About the Deacons’ Openness Task Force (June 6, 2016)
To facilitate the conversation, the Deacons are inviting the Sunday Bible Study classes to participate in a church-wide book study and series of individual class and congregational conversations. The Deacons and Openness Task Force have chosen Changing Our Mind by David Gushee and feel that this book is an accessible resource for discussing Biblical interpretations to many questions asked of the modern church.
Copies of Changing Our Mind by David Gushee are now available. Audio CD’s are also available at no cost. Each book will contain an envelope for your convenience should you want to reimburse part or all of the book price of $13.00. However, no reimbursement is necessary. You may also purchase a Kindle version at Amazon.com. Please contact a minister or your Sunday Bible Study teacher with any questions.
Sunday, September 18 –
8:45 am: Church-wide Breakfast
9:15 am: Congregational Conversation
Sundays: September 25, October 2, October 9, 9:45 am – Individual Sunday Bible Study Class Discussions
NEW ADDITION: Wednesday, October 5, 6:15 pm – “Psychology Behind Sexual Orientation” — Professor Charlotte Patterson
Sunday, October 16, 9:15 am – Church-wide Congregational Conversation
Wednesday, October 19, 6:15 pm – Church-wide Conversation, for members who could not attend the October 16 session
Sunday, October 23 – Called Church Conference to vote on next steps
For further reading
Bibliography of additional resources — http://universitybaptist.org/bibliography (In the Conference Room [Rm. 114] there are copies of some of the books as well as a binder of all of the articles.)
New and relevant articles will continue to be added, so check often.