This group is designed to create a space for people that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other sexual identity who would like a space to have opportunity to fellowship, discuss identity issues without judgment, have been hurt by the church for not being accepted, and discuss what God's love means for us all. This week I would like to spend some time discussing chapter 2 of Matthew Vines' book, "God and the Gay Christian". During the last group we reviewed parts of Chapter1 and discussed the tragic event which happened in Orlando as well as other related events impacting the LGBT community. Chapter 2 discusses, "Telescopes, Tradition, and Sexual Orientation". It is not required to read chapter 2 prior to the group.
This group will be ongoing and will take place twice a month. There are no fees associated for attending and no obligation to join the larger church community. The group will be held at First Christian Church 1314 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97201 (Note: If you use the parking garage located on the corner of Jefferson and 6th I can validate your parking - Also please enter the church on the side door located on Park Ave.). If you are interested in joining or finding out more information about the group feel free to email me. I hope to see you all there!
- Bob Cummerlander Jr.