Sodomite Anti-Christ UM's Celebrate Homosexual Communion In Hope Of Changing Changing Church Law
Subject: RMN Flashnet 2006-04-28
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:11:13 -0500
The Reconciling Ministries Network Digest Friday, April 28, 2006
RMN MISSION STATEMENT: Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.
RECONCILING WITNESS AT JUDICIAL COUNCIL CONCLUDES WITH OPEN COMMUNION
The Judicial Council rulings will be posted at www.umc.org at the earliest on Monday and possibly not until Tuesday according to Keith Boyette, the Judicial Council Secretary.
112 reconciling people created a prayerful presence during the deliberations of the Judicial Council from Wednesday through Friday this week. With silhouettes telling the stories of reconciling families, and with stoles created by parents from Northaven UMC in Dallas, we lifted prayers for the council naming each member and holding them in our hearts. Participants in the witness came from nearby Kansas City (both the Missouri and Kansas sides) and from farther away: California, Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, DC.
Six doors from churches in the Cal-Nevada conference carrying messages to 'Open the Doors' were prominent in our message. These doors were taken from their hinges at their church home and served as communion tables for their congregations. They were then marked with messages for the Judicial Council and escorted by Rev. Mark Cordes from San Francisco. (For more information on this door witness, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
RMN sent invitations to the council prior to our witness inviting them to engage the witness participants and visit our hospitality space. As the council deliberated open membership, they also reached out to the witnesses and ultimately invited the rainbow-stoled United Methodists to join the council in Holy Communion led by Bishop Fritz Mutti. Myron McCoy, the president of St. Paul Seminary, brought the message.
RMN is thankful that while open membership is debated the open table was celebrated. RMN is also thankful for Amy Stapleton, of Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), for preparing us spiritually for peaceful presence. Now we wait.
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