Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend of Welcome

This weekend former Bishop Herbert Chilstrom and our own deputy director Ross Murray were pleased to be keynote speakers at Reformation Lutheran Church's Weekend of Welcome in Columbia, SC.

Reformation began a journey of reconciliation in response to a growing LGBT population in their neighborhood. According to The State,
The congregation decided to reach out to its new neighbors but found that many were suspicious of the church. That’s when the congregation underwent a series of conversations that let it to become a congregation intentional in its mission and outreach. Now the church, with 150 members, is a vital part of the community.

Thank you, Reformation, for hosting this successful weekend in your community. You're a true model of the power that reconciliation has to bring people together. We're glad to have been a part of it.

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