In response to the ongoing discussion about homosexuality and faith in our denomination, there are a number of meetings/teaching sessions being planned on this topic:
Tuesday Sept 6th, 7:30-9pm, FUMC Church Basement (with Sherbrooke Mennonite): Teaching Session by Pastor Lydia -- featuring a nuanced interpretation of the scriptures, stories from a wide range of Christians, and some comments on faith, history, science, and culture. All are welcome to come, no matter what your experience and convictions are -- Lydia holds the traditional position on Christian marriage, but with a compassionate awareness of just how complex, painful, and personal this topic is for many people.
Tuesday Sept. 13th, 7:30-9pm, FUMC Church Basement: Q&A/Discussion follow-up to Teaching Session. (this is for FUMC -- a seperate follow-up at Sherbrooke will take place on Tuesday Sept 20th)
Saturday, October 22nd, time and location TBD: An MCBC all-congregations meeting to discuss responses to the BFC resolution that was approved at the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly this summer.
May God give us courage, conviction, love, gentleness and open ears to listen to one another and to God well in this important, but often painful conversation.