LGBTQ+ Open Discussion at Missouri Annual Conference
Almost 100 persons attended the two sessions at Annual Conference on "How to Start a Reconciling (LGBTQ+) Conversation at Your Church". We had to bring in extra chairs and some stood, but it became very clear that people are interested in talking about LGBTQ+ issues in the context of the United Methodist Church. One-third of the attendees were clergy and two-thirds were laity with all wanting suggestions and ways to initiate discussions in their local churches. Many shared that they have gay children and the church loved them as children and they hope it still loves them as LGBTQ+ adults.
All means all!
— Trish Gunby