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SAVE THE DATE!!!    ----     SATURDAY, MAY 4 



Open Dialogue, Open Doors:

Welcoming Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons in the United Methodist Church


A Workshop Sponsored by Virginia Reconciling United Methodists (VRUM)



Saturday, May 4

9:30am to 4:30pm

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Charlottesville, Virginia



Cost: $25, includes continental breakfast and lunch



Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Alexander

Executive Director, Reconciling Ministries Network, Chicago, IL

Co-Author, We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace for Lesbians and Gays




3 Breakout Sessions – Choose Among Following Topics:

§      Welcoming or Reconciling – How to Become a More Open Church

§      The Bible and Homosexuality

§      What Will We Tell the Children? (for parents on talking to kids and youth)

§      All Our Sons and Daughters (for parents of gays and lesbians)

§      Pastoral Ministry to Gay & Lesbian Persons and their Families

§      Staying Spiritually Healthy in Our Church (affirming GLBT persons)

§      Conflict – Dealing with Fears and Questions



Registration Information


Please download the following letter, agenda and registration form and mail in to VRUM c/o James S. Barthmaier; 5375 Duke Street # 1106, Alexandria, VA  22304.


These are available in 3 formats: Microsoft Word, Word Perfect and Adobe Acrobat.


Microsoft Word

Word Perfect

Adobe Acrobat




Agenda and Speakers

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda and Speakers

Registration Form

Registration Form

Registration Form