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Sunday, February 22, 2009

General Synod ONA Gathering

Growing Bold
UCC Coalition National Gathering
June 22-25, 2009
(Monday 3:30pm- Thursday 12:30pm)
Celebration of Open and Affirming,
exploration of what ONA can be in its fullest expression,
worship, fellowship, celebration and engagement.
Who should come
Members of ONA churches,
members of churches that want to become ONA,
LGBT people, LGBT parents, parents of LGBT people, allies,
young adults, youth, YOU!
Keynote Speaker

Hector Lopez, retired Conference Minister for the Central Pacific Conference and the first Latino ordained in the UCC. He helped design the Council of Racial and Ethnic Ministries. His extensive history of justice in the church spanned to many settings, both academic and in local churches in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. He has long been an advocate for LGBT people and the Open and Affirming movement.
General Sessions
General Sessions will include panels on HIV/AIDS,
How ONA can develop in your church,
Gender identity and gender expression.
Workshop topics include:
• Working with Media in advocating for LGBT people
• Agape Conversation: tools for talking with people who disagree with us
• Sexuality Education
• ONA and disability
• How to be an ally
Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Rooms are available for $82 plus tax, if you mention The Coalition.
Please contact The Coalition office at, if you need help finding a roommate.
13 and over must register
Early = $99 per person through April 30, 2009
Regular = $125 per person from May 1, 2009, until May 31, 2009
Late = $150 per person from June 1, 2009
Optional: Meals for length of conference = $126 (includes Monday dinner, Tuesday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Wednesday lunch, banquet, Thursday breakfast)
You can register online now!
For more information
Watch the UCC Coalition's website for more information!

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