The “Called to Love One Another” video project of the Oregon-Idaho Conference LGBTQ+ Advocacy Coordinator in cooperation with the Collins Foundation is available now for group discussions.
LGBTQ+ Advocacy Coordinator Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell is making the video available to churches who wish to watch the 24-minute video and host discussion groups. This can be done through online Zoom chats or other gathering settings that follow the Greater NW Area’s “Reimagining Life Together” COVID-19 safety protocols.
“Called to Love One Another” is a video, produced by Allied Video out of Salem, featuring three UMC clergy from rural, urban and suburban settings discussing their churches’ pilgrimages to becoming reconciling and LGBTQ+ inclusive. Interspersed between those church stories are the stories of three LGBTQ+ persons who were once hidden, but now live out and open in their respective United Methodist Churches.
“The beauty is that all the people in the film testify to the power of loving one another, just as Jesus called us to ‘love one another’ in John 13: 34-35,” Webb-Mitchell said. “This 24-minute video is a great conversation/discussion starter. I would be glad to join churches or church groups in the Conference as we all continue to learn the Christly practice of loving one another among LGBTQ+ people and non-LGBTQ+ allies and friends.”