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Monday, March 24, 2008

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That All May Freely Serve is planning a big event at General Assembly. It is the New Church (R)evolution. Read about it on www.TAMFS.org. If you are in your 20's (give or take) they want you to be on the team! Airfare etc. is covered if you're application is accepted. Here is the information:

For the last 30 years our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been divided over the place of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members on issues like ordination and marriage. Along with other organizations, That All May Freely Serve has lobbied the church to change these destructive policies and end its oppression of LGBT people.

This year, we're taking a different approach from the legislative strategies of the past – a change that YOU can help make happen. At this year's General Assembly (June 21-28) in San Jose, California, That All May Freely Serve is bringing about a New Church (R)evolution!

Young adults and seminarians – our New Church (R)evolution team - will claim their birthright as members of a just and inclusive church. Through positive, life-giving action, the New Church (R)evolution will be the church we seek, as we invite the PCUSA to have the courage to join us in living into freedom and justice!

If you're:

in your twenties, give or take,
maybe in college or seminary,
maybe serving the church in some other way,
Presbyterian or concerned about the future of the mainline Protestant church,
definitely want to live on the edge of your faith and make a difference...

Please consider being a member of our team. Team members will receive full scholarships.

Please download the brochure for more information. Then, download and fill out an application form.

5 comments:

  1. I live near San Jose and would love to help out. Unfortunately, I am a member of the UCC, not PCUSA. Can I still participate in some way?

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  2. Hey David!

    Welcome! The thing on the webpage says,

    "Presbyterian or concerned about the future of the mainline Protestant church..."

    My hunch is that TAMFS would welcome your presence. E-mail Lisa Larges at llarges@tamfs.org and tell her Shuck and Jive sent you!

    Thanks again!
    john

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  3. This is 100% Lisa Larges' baby, and I'll be there! I think it's a fabulous idea (esp since the gurus in Louisville scheduled a GA in the Bay Area to coincide with SF Pride).

    I'm dragging down my beau and hopefully his pastor. They're both in the United Church of Canada (a reunion church of [mostly] Canadian Presbyterians, Methodists and Congregationalists), and she is an out lesbian. Yes, they ordain gay people in the United Church and have done so since the 1980s.

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  4. Sounds like a party! The United Church of Canada did not experience the wrath of God?

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  5. I know... The United Church has been ordaining The Gay for over 20 years, the federal government has been marrying The Gay since 2005 (S/O's home province, BC, has been doing so since 2003), they've had single-payer government-paid health care since around 1946, and the sky has not fallen!

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