For six weeks, Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, we will have a video presentation and discussion that allows you to gain an understanding of how United Methodists can be both obedient to God’s Word and fully welcoming to LGBTQ persons in the church. This is designed for participants to develop their own perspectives on the Bible’s passages related to homosexuality. The video relies on the biblical-interpretation approach of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. Each video session also features the faith journeys of members of the LGBTQ community and their families. An evening time will be added if there is interest. The six 50-minute video sessions cover these subjects: 1: How United Methodists Interpret Scripture 2: Old Testament Passages 3: The Influence of Culture on How We Read the Bible 4: New Testament Passages 5: The Jesus Ethic: What Did Christ Say? 6: Where Does the United Methodist Church Go From Here?
For more information, please contact the church office at 708-383-4983.