Summit on 16th is pleased to announce that our 7-week course
Homosexuality and the Bible: Re-Reading the Story of God's Love for All People
will now be offered at 2 community locations this fall!
1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS - 7PM - @ the Stonewall Community Center - 1160 N. High - Starts September 15th
(Meets September 15, October 6, 20, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15)
(This class will be led by Rev. April Blaine, Lead Pastor at Summit on 16th, an open and affirming church)
THURSDAYS - 7:30PM - @ the OSU Student Life Muticultural Center - Starts September 17th
(This class is specifically for OSU Students, Faculty and Staff. It will be led by Rev. April Blaine and MTSO Grad Student, Kenya Cummings, self-described as black, queer, and called to preach!)
In the wake of this year’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Summit on 16th United Methodist Church will be hosting a class on homosexuality and the bible in partnership with the Stonewall Community Center and the OSU Student Life Multicultural Center. This seven-week class will focus on the passages of Scripture typically used to condemn the LGBT community, seeking to develop a fuller understanding of what these Scriptures really say.
“Too many people believe that the only way to talk about the bible and homosexuality is to speak of condemnation and judgment. We want to change the nature of the conversation by equipping the community with resources and tools for reading Scripture that look at the context, the history, and the whole story of God’s love for the world, “ says Rev. April Blaine of Summit on 16th UMC.
Summit on 16th UMC has been offering the class for years within their church building. Members who have taken the class have found it to be tremendously healing and educational. Rev. Blaine felt it was time to take the conversations beyond the walls of the building and out into the community.
Thanks to the support of Summit on 16th, the OSU Student Life Multicultural Center, and the Stonewall Community Center, there is NO COST for taking the class.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the class or to be added to the mailing list, please feel free to E-mail Pastor April