This year’s annual Winter Warming gathering will be held at Community United Methodist Church in Naperville (20 North Center Street, Naperville) on Saturday, January 18 beginning at 9:30 am. The Winter Warming gathering is for people who believe ALL means ALL in the UMC. Registration is available online at www.nicreconciling.org and click on the Winter Warming tab. The cost is $25 for most registrants and $12 for students.
Titled “Trailblazing: The New United Methodism,” speakers from around the nation and conference (including Bethany’s former pastor Rev. Alka Lyall) will help empower and support those who realize that the church must have the spirit of intersectional justice, resistance and vision for all LGBTQIA+ folks and allies.
Register early! Lunch is included and parking and child care are free. Walk-ins are welcome, but they cannot accommodate child care. Since this event is so close to Bethany, let’s try to get lots of people from our congregation to attend!