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Off to camp

Share the post “Off to camp” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Thursday morning I left for camp. I’ve been at Camp North Bay in North East, Maryland a Lutherans Concerned leadership retreat. The camp is a modern facility with nice buildings and grounds. The photo on the left is our meeting space. We are staying at a local motel and commuting to the camp for the day. I wasn’t…

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Unjust Recent ELCA Action

Share the post “Unjust Recent ELCA Action” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It’s been a long time since I’ve posted some thoughts about the Church and the inclusion of GLBT people. So, excuse me going off in a long post. A few weeks ago Pr. Brad Schmeling of Atlanta was charged to be in violation of ELCA “Definitions and Guidelines for Discipline for Ordained Ministers” and asked to resign…

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Blue’s Clues Sighting in Tallmadge

Share the post “Blue’s Clues Sighting in Tallmadge” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I must have been crazy… 85, sunny and very hot today and here I am! It’s a sad commentary that the costume fit me perfectly. LOL Of course, I get to go home with Joe for some more exploring 😉 Share the post “Blue’s Clues Sighting in Tallmadge” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Print Email

Together in Toronto

Share the post “Together in Toronto” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint This past weekend Brett and I attended the 2006 Lutherans Concerned Assembly, Together in Toronto. This biennial event was ecumenical this time with the GLBT Lutherans joining with fellow queers from the United Church of Canada, Brethrens and Mennonites. Toronto is always a beautiful city and the University of Toronto and surrounding Midtown neighborhood was very Toronto-like. The…

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Night at the Fair

Share the post “Night at the Fair” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Tonight I worked the Summit County Fair at our church’s booth in the arena. It was so hot! The church has a booth with a Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) hooked to an X-Box. The youth are running the video game and inviting fairgoers to join in the fun. It is actually going pretty well for them. After…

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Renewed Hope for the Church

Share the post “Renewed Hope for the Church” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Well, I won the NEOS Assembly election as the Akron-Wooster lay delegate to the ELCA 2007 Churchwide Assembly by about 50 votes! As I previously mentioned, my profile clearly showed my involvement in GLBT organizations within the church. Voting members clearly knew my stand on these justice issues. I was also pleased to see the defeat…

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Election Day Tommorrow for Me

Share the post “Election Day Tommorrow for Me” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint The Northeast Ohio Synod of the ELCA meets in assembly this weekend for it’s annual conference. One of the business items is to elect local representatives to the 2007 biannual ELCA Assembly in Chicago. I decided to run this year as lay representative for the Akron-Wooster Conference. I also felt it important to run as an…

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Out in the Church

Share the post “Out in the Church” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Having served in many church volunteer roles over my life, I never have attended an ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This year I decided to run as a delegate representing NE Ohio. Completing the profile for the balloting, I made a decision to run with my GLBT church activism evident. This runs counter to the majority of GLBT folk…

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Faith in America

Share the post “Faith in America” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint The current issue of The Advocate had an intriguing article about Faith in America, a new faith-based initiative to counter the bigotry and misleading ads by the conservative “so-called” Christian organizations. This organization is funded heavily by furniture maker, Mitchell Gold. After visiting the web site I came away very impressed. I urge you to take a look…

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Never place a period where God has placed a comma.

Share the post “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint The above sentence is attributed to comedian Gracie Allen on the UCC Still Speaking web site. My last post had me revisiting the UCC. I had forgotten the jewels they have out there. It’s a wonder I remain a Lutheran given the principles of the UCC. Anyway, the Fashion Show radio…

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