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Reconciling United Methodists and Friends of North Carolina






Voices Crying Out in the Wilderness 2

Saying Yes to the Spirit!

Dilworth UMC, Charlotte NC

June 5, 2004



A day-long conference focused on worshipping together and learning how you can help shape the United Methodist Church to be fully inclusive of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters.



Events and presenters for the day include:


·         An inclusive worship service led by Rev. Shelly Webb

·         Key note speaker Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto

·         Highly informative workshops lead by noteworthy United Methodists.  Participants will choose from the following 5:


"Didn't Wesley settle this 200 years ago?"

Dr. Gayle Felton

History of the struggle in the UMC


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"Has the Methodist Church ever excluded any of God's children before?"

Dr. Youtha Hardman-Cromwell

Parallels between issues of race and homosexuality in the church


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"What does the Bible say about this?"

Rev. Laurie Hays Coffman
An overview of relevant OT and NT texts


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"What about our Youth?"

Tonda A. Taylor and Charlotte-area LGTB Teens

Panel discussion with teens from Charlotte’s “Time-Out Youth” support group


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"Interested in Making a Difference in your Annual Conference?"

Members of Reconciling United Methodists and Friends of NC

On courage and techniques for witnessing in love

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"See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness"  Mark 1: 2 (NRSV)


Registration Information and more can be found by clicking here.  We are looking forward to a highly informative, Grace filled, and Spirit led day.  Don't miss it!

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Last updated 22 April 2004