Mandate

Following the Affirming Process used by the United Church of Canada, the Committee’s mandate is to understand the need for, and the issues surrounding, congregational inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. The Committee then supports the congregation and other committees in their understanding of the issues in order for them to be prepared for a congregational vote on becoming a member of Affirm United.

Resources

AFFIRMING COMMITTEE RESOURCES

Watching

Rev. Paula Stone Williams:

– I’ve lived as a man and a woman. Here’s what I learned.
https://youtu.be/lrYx7HaUlMY

– The story of a parent’s transition and a son’s redemption.
https://youtu.be/9NZCWeBNPeE

Thomas Lloyd:
Why am I so Gay?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U1foLW8h54

Dr. James Makokis:
Two Spirit Cree medical doctor cares for his transgender patients.
https://www.facebook.com/607271319/posts/10158096800106320?sfns=mo

Reading

Anne Bishop:  Becoming an Ally: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

Amanda Jetté Knox:  Love Lives Here. A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family

Centre for Action and Contemplation  (cac.org):

  • Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations Archive
    • Final Court of Appeal, October 22, 2019
    • A Deeper Tenor, October 23, 2019
    • True Self and False Self, October 24, 2019

 

Queergrace.com:
“Queer Grace is a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas around the life of LGBTQ+ people and Christian faith. We hope to offer a safe space full of resources for all those navigating their journey in the church.”

Contact

Co-Chair – Dale MacArthur
Co-Chair – Vicky Austin