It's Time

One of the other major legislative issues at General Conference in May will be the denomination’s stance and statements on homosexuality. Reconciling Ministries Network invites all Reconciling Communities to join together in worship on Sunday, May 1st to declare that “It’s Time” for The United Methodist Church to end its discrimination against LGBTQ persons. Join us in the Parlor on Sunday to sign a poster or have your picture taken with a sign saying “It’s Time” which will be posted to social media. RMN supports The Simple Plan as a proposal coming before the 2016 General Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon. Details may be found here on the RMN website.

A number of congregations in Northern Illinois Conference are hosting the film An Act of Love, a documentary about Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December, 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. On Sunday, May 1st, Community UMC, 20 N. Center St., Naperville, will host a screening from 3:00-5:30pm. Following the screening, there will be talkback led by Love Your Neighbor Coalition members Matt Berryman, RMN Executive Director, and Sue Laurie of Love Prevails.

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