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.
Church-provided copies of the book will be available beginning Sunday, August 28. 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 required. Audio CD’s of the book are available at no cost (featuring our own Jack Averill reading!). Or you can purchase a Kindle version at Amazon.com. Please contact a minister or your Sunday Bible Study teacher with any questions.
- Sunday, September 18 – Church-wide breakfast at 8:45 am, followed by congregational conversation at 9:30 am
- Sundays: September 25, October 2, and October 9 – Individual Sunday Bible Study discussions, 9:45 am
- Sunday, October 16 – Church-wide congregational conversation, 9:45 am
- Wednesday, October 19 – Second church-wide conversation, to provide members who could not attend the October 16 Sunday session a time
to share their views, 6:15 pm
- Sunday, October 23 – Called Church Conference to vote on next steps