Received this via email tonight …
If you are Christian and have struggled with friends, family, or religious enthusiasts that quote scripture to disprove or reject your sexuality, you are invited to participate in this enlightening 8 week course at First United Methodist Church. We have been adamantly open to the gay community for decades. You are more than welcome.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN THEY START QUOTING SCRIPTURE?
CLAIMING THE PROMISE, an eight week Bible study
First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh
Sundays, October 24 through December 19, 9:30-10:45am
First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh invites you to an eight week Bible study exploring same gender love in relationship to Christian scripture. The course is open to all who are looking for words to respond to the seven familiar biblical texts or are struggling with what they have heard others say compared to what they know in their hearts.
Beginning Sunday, October 24 and ending December 19 (8 Weeks), Jeff Miller, Austin Hornyak, and Bob Wilson will facilitate a Sunday School Class (9:30-10:45). This class is appropriate for teens through seniors; for persons who have given significant consideration to this concern and for those who are just beginning to reflect on them.
This study will help you
· Identify assumptions about biblical authority and how to engage in biblical interpretation
· Examine alternate understanding of biblical references that people sometimes apply negatively
· Explore the place of those biblical references within a comprehensive understanding of the
Bible's liberating message of justice-love and freedom in Christ.
· Claim the promise of being God's heirs apparent by as welcoming, reconciling disciples of Christ.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Robert Wilson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church at 412-681-4222 or a49always@ alum.bu.edu
First United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Baum Blvd. and Centre, Liberty, and Aiken Avenues between Shadyside, Bloomfield, and Friendship (next to the all night Wendy’s) 412-681-4222. wwwFirstUMCPittsburgh.org