Thursday, September 9, 2010

Presbyterians are Honoring a Lutheran

Presbyterian Welcome, a sister organization to Lutherans Concerned/North America, is honoring the services of The Rev. Barbara Lundblad for her continued commitment to the Presbyterian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Barbara will be receiving one of Presbyterian Welcome’s Faithful Servant Awards, which celebrates recipients’ continued commitment to the Presbyterian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Barbara has long been a leader among Lutherans Concerned circles. She has presented at many LC/NA assemblies as a keynote speaker, Bible Study leader, and chaplain. She was the preacher at the 2009 Goodsoil Worship at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly (which occurred hours after a tornado hit the building). She also served as a co-President of the Lutheran Network for Inclusive Vision. Certainly she is well known in Lutheran circles, but her service and commitment reach out even further.

When she is not supporting Lutherans Concerned and the welcoming movement, Barbara is the Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The press release notes Barbara’s “work teaching homiletics to countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Presbyterians and their allies while supporting and providing a model to them on their journeys in the Presbyterian Church. In addition, Barbara serves as an adviser to the Queer body of students through their organizations at Union.”

For those of you in the metro New York area, the Faithful Servant Awards will be presented Monday, November 8 at 7:00 PM at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street and Fifth Avenue. For more information, contact Presbyterian Welcome.

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