Reconciling Ministries

This category contains 16 posts

LGBTQ Fellowship at UUMC – Sept. 7th @ noon

Sept. 7th, following church, UUMC Reconciling Ministries will be hosting a LGBTQ Fellowship lunch in the Fellowship Hall.  We will be planning and preparing for the upcoming Pride Parade on September 20th.  All are welcome to attend. If you would like to know more about Reconciling Ministries or are interested in walking in the Pride … Continue reading

Pride Interfaith Celebration- Sept. 16th @ 7pm, University Baptist Church

The Pride Interfaith Partnership is dedicated to supporting safe, spiritual environments where all people to come together, regardless of any perceived differences to express oneness through love.  Love Unites! Click the link below to learn more about the Pride Interfaith Celebration at University Baptist Church.  The service will be held the Tuesday (Sept. 16th) before … Continue reading

Prayers for Mary Ann Barclay

As Mary Ann awaits her interview with the Board of Ordained Ministry, the SWTX Reconciling Team has created an online prayer vigil to invite people to pray for her through May 13th.  To read about the prayer vigil, click here. To read model prayers written by John Elford, Bill Frisbie, Lorenza Andrade Smith and others, … Continue reading

Matt Berryman to Preach at UUMC

On Sunday, May 18th, Matt Berryman, Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network, will join us for worship at both services. Please join us for this special Sunday! Matt Berryman serves Reconciling Ministries Network as executive director.  Prior to joining the staff of RMN, Matt spent three years in law school at the Florida Coastal School … Continue reading

Seeking RMN Stole Crafters

Annual Conference is just around the bend for southwest Texas. As many of you know, the Reconciling Team prepares a few hundred miniature rainbow stoles each year that can be given out and worn by supporters during the conference. These stoles act as a visible witness to lay and clergy desire for the full inclusion … Continue reading

First UMC Reconciling Service w/Frank Schaefer

Sunday, April 27th at 6pm. First UMC Sanctuary, Service of Affirmation Guest speaker Reverend Frank Schaefer (A United Methodist pastor who lost his credentials for officiating his son’s gay wedding) Reception following service in the FUMC Family Life Center After giving twenty years of service to the church, Rev. Schaefer who led a congregation in Lebanon, Pennsylvania for … Continue reading

Bishop Melvin Talbert’s Day in Austin

  Bishop Melvin Talbert will be joining us at UUMC beginning with the 8:30 service where he will be preaching. During the Sunday School hour, the Bishop will be available in the Explorers class for casual group conversation. He will preach again at the 11am service. Shortly after, he will head to Trinity UMC where … Continue reading

LGBTQ Fellowship

The LGBTQ (and allies!) Fellowship will have its next meeting on Sunday, November 10th in the Explorers Room (Rooms 302 – 304) in Heinsohn Hall, starting at 12:15. Lunch will be served for a $5 suggested contribution. We’ll catch up on the latest news concerning Judicial Council and the current church trial and discuss forming a UUMC Care Team. … Continue reading

Transgender day of Remembrance Service

University United Methodist Church will join in the commemoration of International Transgender Day of Remembrance (ITDOR) on November 20th, 2013. From 12-1pm, UUMC will host a service to remember those who have been killed this year due to anti-transgender violence and to raise awareness of the threat of harm faced by those who are transgender. … Continue reading

406 Methodists Marched in Pride Parade

Once again Pride week in Austin has come and gone but United Methodists have made sure our presence will be remembered. What a fantastic time we had marching for justice and showing the wider community that despite our denominational stance we believe all should be not only welcomed but affirmed. With 406 United Methodists marching, … Continue reading