All members and staff of non-Open and Affirming congregations who wish to learn how to support their LGBTQ members and welcome new LGBTQ Christians are invited to attend on September 30, 9AM-3PM, at Brecksville UCC (23 Public Square, Brecksville). A well designed ONA process will reduce potential conflict and build consensus in congregations considering a covenant to welcome and support LGBTQ Christians, resulting in renewed congregational energy and passion for the Gospel. The cost is $20 per person; $10 per person if more than four people attend from the congregation. Breakfast drinks, fruit, snacks and lunch are included. Bring some paper and a pen or pencil with you.
9:30AM – ONA Best Practices & Introduction
10:45AM – ONA & the Bible Verses
Noon – Lunch
1:00PM – Gender Identities Defined
2:15PM – Worship & Closing Thoughts