The United Methodist Association of Retired Clergy and Friends invites you to attend the fourth annual Inclusiveness Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 14th from 8:30am to 12:45pm. This will be a virtual format.
Bishop Latrelle Easterling, Baltimore/Washington; Bishop Karen Oliveto, Mountain Sky; Dr. Mark Holland; Dr. David Scott; Rev. Jasper Peters; Dr. Rob Fuquae and Dr. Mark Feldmeir.
International church perspectives will be offered by Rev. Knut Refsdahl, District Superintendent, Oslo, Norway, and Augustine Bahati, treasurer, Rwanda Provisional Conference, Gisenyi, Rwanda. Bishop Rodolfo A. “Rudy” Juan, president of the College of Bishops in the Philippines, will report on the Christmas Covenant.
Senator Lucia Guzman; Dr. Valerie Jackson; Dr. Andriette Fields; Rev, Calvin Hill; Rev Betty Nguyen and Rev. Nathan Adams.
Following an address by Bishop Easterling, an interethnic panel will reflect on their experiences dealing with institutional racism in the church and society. Moderating the panel will be the Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson, lead pastor, Cameron United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado, and Dr. Andriette Fields, Chief Operating Officer, Triple Threat Ministries, Denver, Colorado. Speaking will be former Colorado State Senator Lucia Guzman, Denver, Colorado; Rev. Calvin Hill, pastor of Blackfeet Reservation United Methodist Parish, Browning, Montana; Rev. Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen, Mountain Sky Multicultural and Advocacy Ministries Developer, Greenwood Village, Colorado; and Rev. Nathan Adams, Lead Pastor, Park Hill United Methodist Church, Denver, Colorado.
Two leading senior pastors of large membership churches in the denomination will address key controversial issues facing Christians. Rev. Dr. Rob Fuquay of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, will articulate an understanding of human sexuality and the Bible. Rev. Dr. Mark Feldmeir, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, will explore preaching in polarized circumstances.
UMARC affirms the goal of an inclusive church that reflects racial justice and is committed to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ laity, clergy and candidates for ministry, speaking and working to ensure the dignity and safety of all persons in the church and society. Formed in 2016 by retired clergy, it hosts frequent educational forums designed to assist laity and clergy to live into a more inclusive church and society.
There is not a fee to attend, but we do hope you will consider a donation or $10 or more.
Details can be found at UMARC.org