More Light Presbyterians

Presbyterian Promise Invites You!

Date Posted: February 2nd, 2014 — 8:34am

Presbyterian Promise invites you to meet and talk with Alex McNeill, the new executive director of More Light Presbyterians, one of the major voices advocating and working for LGBT equality in the Presbyterian Church USA. The weekend will focus on how we can live into the dream of equality in the PCUSA and on transgender issues and what we still need to do to make sure all are welcomed, respected and included in God’s Presbyterian family. Join us for all three public events.

Saturday, February 22 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Connecting the Dots: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: A workshop

Have you ever felt tongue-tied in discussing the nuances of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender identities? Have you wished there was a better way to talk about gender identity and sexual orientation that doesn’t segment people into categories but unites us all in a journey of discovery and expression? We promise this workshop will inspire new ways of thinking and teaching others about gender and sexuality that you won’t want to miss. This event will take place at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton, Connecticut

Sunday February 23 -

There will be two opportunities to meet and talk with Alex.

9:30 to 10:30 – Christian Education class focusing on transgender issues.

3:00 to 5:00 – Presbyterian Promise Annual Meeting: “Shaping the Future.” Alex McNeill, Co-Pastor Bill Goettler and church member Margaret Fox, Yale Divinity School, Yale Law School and Candidate for ministry in the Presbytery for Southern New England, will engage in a lively conversation about the future of MLP and the entire LGBT movement and its continuing witness to God’s welcome and love. There will be music and food and joy. Be with us.

Alex Patchin McNeill is the new Executive Director at More Light Presbyterians. He is the first openly transgender person to head a mainline Protestant organization. He is a life-long Presbyterian, and a nationally known educator and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians. Alex holds his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School He currently lives in Maryland just outside of Washington, DC with his wife and three dogs.

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News from More Light Presbyterians

Date Posted: October 3rd, 2012 — 8:59pm

Presbyterians Doing Justice

The words of Micah are ringing in our ears this week:
“God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Holy One require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Presbyterians all over the country are accustomed to working for justice for LGBT people in the church – especially in those years when we’re heading into a General Assembly and we prepare to prayerfully discern the will of God through the voices of the people. What may not be as obvious are the ways Presbyterians are working to do justice on behalf of LGBT people in civil society, 365 days a year.

Involvement in local chapters of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, working to elect local council members and state legislators who will enact just legislation, and reaching out to those who have been historically wounded by the church are just a few of the ways Presbyterians across the country are following Micah’s directive.

Right now, Presbyterians in the four states where marriage equality is up for a vote in November – Washington, Minnesota, Maryland and Maine – are having thousands of sacred conversations with voters, and organizing for justice. Pray for peace and work for justice.

For more information about the work of More Light Presbyterians, go to their website: www.mlp.org.

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