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Methodist College/Seminary Host Seminar To Homosexualize UMC

From: umcornet [mailto: umcornet@yahoo.com ]
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 3:59 PM
To: UMCalledOut@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CALLED OUT] Event: Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness, NC


Join North Carolina Reconciling United Methodists (RUMs) and Friends at Duke University Saturday, September 27, 2003 for a day-long educational conference, "Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness." Worship leader and preacher for the day: Dr. Phil Wogaman (former Dean at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC & pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church) Jimmy Creech will deliver a key- note speech.

Eight workshops will be offered:

  1. "Pastor, my grandson is gay..." (Pastoral care for families of GLBT persons) - Laurie Hays Coffman
  2. "What does the Bible say about this?" (An overview of relevant OT and NT texts) - Sue Laurie
  3. "Didn't Wesley settle this 200 years ago?" (History of the struggle in the UMC) - Dr. Gayle Felton
  4. "How can we shape the Discipline?" (Resolutions and processes of Annual and General Conferences) - Dr. Belton Joyner
  5. "What difference could I possibly make in my Annual Conference?" (On courage and techniques for witnessing in love) - Sam Isley, Helen King and Dr. Jean E. Aycock
  6. "Where can I find out what my church believes?" (Preparing to teach "The Church Studies Homosexuality") - Members of University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill
  7. "Has the Methodist Church ever excluded any of God's children before?" (Parallels between how the Church handled issues of race and how it is currently dealing with the issue of Homosexuality) - Dr. Youtha Hardman-Cromwell
  8. "The Kids are Alright" (Video documentary produced by Triangle area GLBT teens) - Nick Shepard (one of the films creators/producers)

For registration information go to http://rumnc.tripod.com 

This event is co-sponsored by Reconciling United Methodists and Friends of North Carolina and Sacred Worth of Duke Divinity School.

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