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2019 UMC Immersion

2019 UMC Immersion
February 27, 2019

Take a moment…

Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com Alyss Swanson, a transgender United Methodist deacon from San Jose, Calif., speaks with Bishop Samuel Quire, from Liberia, during the General Conference of the United…
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2019 UMC Immersion
February 27, 2019

Journal/Blog Day 3

Today started out very difficult. I could feel the fatigue from the early morning and the late nights from the first two days of the conference. The morning meeting was…
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2019 UMC Immersion
February 27, 2019

My Heart Ache

In St. Louis, Missouri today, February 26th, 2019. Am traveling with our Immersion Class from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California with our Professor, Filipe Maia with group of 16…
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2019 UMC Immersion
February 27, 2019

Trembling

Today, my heart cries for my United Methodist LGTBQIA brothers and sisters. While sitting in the bleachers at the St. Louis dome, I noticed that my whole body was trembling…
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2019 UMC Immersion
February 26, 2019

Prevenient Grief

Day 2: Monday, Feb. 25  Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. —Leonard Cohen,…
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2019 UMC Immersion
February 25, 2019

Over My Head

Day One of this special session of the General Conference was daunting.  So many things happening in such a short period of time: witnessing protestors, singing and praying, reports on…
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