Supreme Court of the United States announced the Marriage Equality ruling and Bering Memorial UMC will host an impromptu worship service this evening.
Service begins at 8:00 pm in the sanctuary.
June 10, 2015
The congregation at Bering Memorial put forth two resolutions at the May 2015 session of The Texas Annual Conference to move the church toward full inclusion and equality.
The first resolution dealt with marriage equality and being able to perform ceremonies in the sanctuaries of our churches. William and Jim spoke to this need.
The second were several clergy issues which dealt with everything from who can and cannot be ordained to how pastors can minister to all of the people in their congregations, especially those in the LGBT community. My longtime friend, Rev. Jim Foster, spoke to this issue.
When I entered the ministry, I never dreamed I would ever be a part of the legislative process in trying to change our Book of Discipline. God is full of surprises! Accept these offerings from our church not as fodder for discussion. This is a real issue which affect the daily lives people who grace the doors of our congregations.
Peace be with you.
Rev J. Ernie Turney
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
I Am a Camera is about self-representation. Queer communities self-identify across a broad spectrum of sexuality, gender roles, culture and politics. It is a varied and diverse population that resists generalization and traditional, normative expectations. As such, LGBTQ communities have defined themselves on their own terms. I Am a Camera is an exhibition of artists doing just that.
Travis Park United Methodist Church
230 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
|August 6-9, 2015: Make plans to join progressive United Methodists united in love to find family, create community, break bread, share stories and mobilize for mission! Gather at the River is a partnership gathering of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling Ministries Network. We will soon announce the line-up of spectacular worship and music leaders and inspirational preachers.MFSA and RMN members and friends in the Southwest Texas Conference are preparing to provide extravagant hospitality for Gather at the River participants. Gather at the River will also include the participation of kindred groups in the Common Witness Coalition: Affirmation: United Methodists for LGBTQ Concerns, Love Prevails, United Methodist Association of with Disabilities, and others.
This huge event will be hosted at Travis Park UMC and the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio. Still in the planning stages, be prepared for amazing worship and music, informative educational sessions on many social justice issues, and incredible opportunities for networking with progressive Christians from throughout the nation.
Place the dates, August 6 to 9, 2015 on your calendar now!