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God’s Love and the LGBT+ Conference

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July 8, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem—Reconciliation and peace is the work of all of us. Our church and our nation have come a long way in recognizing that gender identity is not exclusively fixed and binary, and that God loves all of us. We, in the Episcopal Church, affirm in our Baptismal vows to respect the dignity of every human being, and there is healing and reconciliation work to do to support members of the LGBT+ community in Oregon. Violence and harassment of minority communities persist, and we are called to speak of God’s love and the wideness of God’s mercy. You are invited to participate in a conference dedicated to affirming the full recognition of members of the LGBT+ community as a blessed part of God’s beautiful creation.

Gene Robinson, retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and internationally-known speaker, will be at St. Paul’s for this ecumenical conference. People from all traditions, and those without a faith tradition are welcome.

The conference will include three sections:

  • Faith: a panel discussion of LGBT+ experience with audience participation,
  • Hope: an exploration of the Bible and religious tradition,
  • Love: Bishop Robinson’s talk

The day will conclude with a service of Holy Eucharist that is open to all.

The schedule for the day is:

  9:00 to 9:45 am Check-in
10:00 to 10:15 am Welcome
10:15 to 11:15 am Faith – panel discussion
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Hope – Bible + religious tradition 
12:30 to 1:45 pm Lunch, marketplace and community resource
  1:45 to 2:45 pm Love – Bishop Robinson’s Talk
  3:00 to 4:00 pm Holy Eucharist with music

Registration Fees:
Registration for the conference (includes lunch): $25 in advance, ($30 the day of the event)
Registration for Bishop Robinson’s talk only: $15 in advance, ($20 the day of the event)
Limited number of scholarships are available.
All funds after expenses will be donated to Integrity Oregon.

Click here to register for the event
Sponsored by:
The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Episcopal Evangelism Society, PFLAG Oregon Coast, Integrity Oregongodslovelogolist

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