Promotional Materials for Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Events

Minnesota Reconciling Congregations are encouraged to publicize MRC events with their local congregations.  The following materials can help you with that.

Webinar, Mar. 2, 7 pm

Registration required by Feb. 28, 9 am

Intersectional Justice: Why LGBTQIA+ and Racial Justice Can’t be Siloed

Webinar presented by Rev. Dana Neuhauser

Sample announcement  (edit as appropriate for your setting)

Intersectional Justice: Why LGBTQIA+ and Racial Justice Can’t be Siloed
Our baptismal promises call us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. Queer & transphobia and racism are interrelated systems of oppression that require an equally interrelated resistance. You are invited to join Minnesota Reconciling Congregations for a virtual education event to learn more about these intersections on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m.  Rev. Dana Neuhauser (she/her/hers) an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, will present this workshop. Dana has a heart for racial, LGBTQIA+, and environmental justice and seeks to invite and equip others to work for justice in the world as part of faithful living. She is the Minister of Public Witness for New City Church in Minneapolis.  Use this link to register for the event by February 28.  Registrants will receive a link to view the event just prior to March 2.  Please contact (insert name of contact in your congregation) if you have questions.

Event Poster: Intersectional Justice

Registration Link:

MRC Spring Gathering

April  29, 11:30 – 2:30

Spirit of Hope UMC, Golden Valley

2023 Minnesota Reconcilng Congregations Social Gathering

Social time and potluck followed by featured speaker Austin Hartke

Save The Date Announcement

You are invited to the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Spring Social Gathering on Saturday, April 29 from 11:30-2:30 at Spirit of Hope UMC in Golden Valley*.  We haven’t been able to gather for a potluck lunch and program since 2019, so we want to let you know the date for this planned gathering.  In addition to social time and a potluck lunch, author and theologian Austen Hartke (he, him) will share his experience coming out as a transgender Christian, from his childhood in non-affirming churches to his years in seminary, and now as an educator for faith communities worldwide. Please plan to attend!  Watch for more information when the time is closer!

Action:  Share this date with others in your congregation!

*We’re working on options for people outside the metro area to gather in their home communities.