The Rev. First Covenant was a founding member of the year-old denomination. A Michigan pastor also was defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex marriage. First Covenant says Collison will continue serving as lead pastor. In , a First Covenant staff member officiated at an off-site wedding of two women from the church worship band.
Minneapolis church facing eviction over pastor's support of gay marriage
Minnesota Methodists confront possible split over LGBT recognition – Twin Cities
Today your visit to this web site is hosted by no one — will you?. Span Dates: Bulk Dates: Volume:. Lesbian and Gay Interfaith Council of Minnesota records consists primarily of newsletters. The records in the collection primarily center on the Council's religious, educational, and social activities and relations with its member organizations during the first half of the s. The Council disbanded in Among the more prominent activities documented in the records are the Council's sponsorship of a series of panel discussions on the Bible and homosexuality , its consultation with the American Lutheran Church on helping congregations minister to gay and lesbian members ; participation in the constituting convention of the North American Lesbian and Gay Religious Congress ; the work of the Council's legislative task force; and a number of liturgies developed by the Council for religious observances it sponsored. The Council's change in format from a representative council to a forum of interested persons centered around a series of monthly forums on topics and issues relevant to the lesbian and gay religious community is also documented.
Minnesota Methodists resolve to allow officiating of same-sex unions, LGBT ordination
A vote will be taken this week on whether a Minneapolis pastor will be defrocked and his church evicted from a national organization because of his support of the LGBTQ community. First Covenant is facing being removed from the national roster because of the support shown for gay marriage by its pastor, the Rev. If the vote is approved, it would be the first time in the Evangelical Church's year-plus history that an individual church has been evicted.
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