Telling the truth in church (1)

This summer, the Trinity Planning Council unanimously voted to begin conversations about formally taking the designation of a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation. RIC is the  umbrella title for ELCA congregations and organizations committed to working toward the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. See more information here.

On Sunday, November 11, and continuing for the next three Sundays, we will prayerfully consider what it would mean to officially become an RIC congregation. We want to talk to one another—to ask each other questions and hear each other’s stories. What do the Scriptures say about sexuality, about community, about relationships? How will Trinity change if our congregation is publicly part of the RIC community? How will it change if we are not? What are our values and understandings about the proper stewardship of sexuality? How do live out our values and our understandings of what the Bible says in our present context? Join us in the Fellowship Hall immediately after worship and be a part of the conversation!

The Church also needs to engage with our neighbors’ truths—their spiritual questions, hopes, and concerns around the church’s teachings on sexual orientation and gender identity. On Sunday, November 18, please invite your friends and neighbors to join us for a potluck brunch and to watch and discuss the award-winning documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So.” More information on this film can be found here.

You can sign up for the movie screening and potluck brunch at church, or on Facebook.

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