2012 General Conference Book Fund

On Thundering WingsRecently 36 retired United Methodist bishops released a statement calling on The United Methodist Church to remove its ban on homosexual clergy. “Once upon a time, it wasn’t there, and it doesn’t have to be there,” said Bishop Don Ott.

The church will have a chance to remove the restriction at our 2012 General Conference. The Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Reconciling Ministries Network are proposing that all offensive language about homosexuals be removed from our Book of Discipline.

In order to convince delegates to insist that church law recognize and respect that we are all created in the image of God, Judy Koptik, a member of First United, has initiated a General Conference Book Fund, with the goal of sending one copy of Ermalou Roller’s book: On Thundering Wings: Homosexuality, Love and the Church on Trial to every delegate of our 2012 General Conference.

Please decide now to be part of this important effort by contributing generously to the fund. Each book costs $16.95.

You can donate directly through PayPal using the link below, or write checks to First United Methodist Church putting GCBFund in the memo line and hand them in to the church office. Your gift will be tax-deductible.

Thanks for caring and thanks for helping.

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