New Lent Study!

Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church allows you to gain an understanding of how United Methodists can be both obedient to God’s Word and fully welcoming to LGBTQ persons in the church. This six week DVD-based Bible study has been designed for participants to develop their own perspectives on the Bible’s passages related to homosexuality. 

Faithful and Inclusive will be offered starting the first week of March by leaders from the 9 Gathering Service on Sundays at 10:15 a.m., on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Sister's Bible Study in room 254 and on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall by Pastor Cindy. 

The study features Rev. Rob Fuquay, pastor of St. Luke's UMC, Indianapolis, via DVD. It creates a safe space to navigate through this important issue, relying on the biblical-interpretation approach of Methodism’s founder, JohnWesley. Each video session also features the faith journeys of members of the LGBTQ community and their families. No sign up is necessary. Just come!

The six 50-minute video sessions cover these subjects:
1: How United Methodists Interpret Scripture
2: Old Testament Passages
3: The Influence of Culture on How We Read the Bible
4: New Testament Passages
5: The Jesus Ethic: What Did Christ Say?
6: Where Does the United Methodist Church Go From Here?