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Called to Love workshop
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Called To Love!
Making Our UMC’s Safe Places for Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Persons
Saturday September 16, 2017    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Corvallis First UMC
Saturday September 23, 2017  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Madras UMC (includes lunch)
Saturday October 21, 2017   9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Salem First UMC
Saturday October 28, 2017 10 a.m. – 2p.m. Gresham First UMC (includes lunch)
You and your church can help save lives!
Come and find out how your warm welcome and acceptance can make all the difference to gender-nonconforming young people, adults and their families.
This practical workshop is being offered by our annual conference to help us focus our ministries with those who all too often experience rejection.
“Called to Love!” will help you and your church be better informed and resource you to be more hospitable.
Are you wanting to learn more about gender to help your church be more welcoming?
Are you feeling called to open your heart and draw the circle just a bit wider?
Do you want to help provide a healthier and safer environment in your ministry setting?
Then this workshop is for you!!  Register now and bring your pastor and other church leaders.
Leaders for this event will be Revs. Jim and Bonnie Parr Philipson, retired Oregon-Idaho clergy.
Registration deadline: the Monday at noon before each Saturday event!
Registration is online at Cost is $5 per person and covers refreshments at Corvallis and Salem, lunch at Madras and Gresham, and materials.
Child care for younger children (up to age 8) will be provided upon request if made when you register.  For each child you are welcome to provide a snack from home. If your child will be coming more than an hour late you must let us know.
Corvallis FUMC is located at 1165 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis OR 97330
Madras UMC is located at 49 NE 12th St., Madras, OR 97741
Salem FUMC is located at 600 State St., Salem, OR  97301
Gresham FUMC is located at 620 NW 8th St., Gresham, OR 97030

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