CANCELLED: An Evening with Brian McLaren on September 13

Unfortunately, we have to cancel our conversation on Wednesday night with Brian McLaren. He lives on Marco Island in Florida and Hurricane Irma passed directly over the island. He posted about this on his blog this morning: Our Little Island Was Ground Zero for Irma. Please join me in praying for him, his family and all his neighbors as they start the recovery process.

We will be rescheduling this event for sometime in January 2018. We will let you know when we have a new confirmed date. We have already refunded tickets for all who purchased one. If you have any issues with the refund, please contact me, Pastor Alycia. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding!

Pastor Alycia

LGBTQ definitions every good ally should know

Millions of Americans identify as LGBTQ, and like any group, they have their own language to talk about both who they are and the challenges they face in a society that doesn’t fully accept or protect them.

This is a really helpful glossary of terms that you may have heard but aren’t so sure what they mean. Thanks to USA TODAY for publishing this during Pride month!

If you want to be an ally, these terms might help — but be aware that many have been used derogatorily by straight, white, cisgender (defined below!) people, and were reclaimed over time by the LGBTQ community.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and some of these terms — because they are so personal — likely mean slightly different things to different people. If you’re puzzled by a term and feel like you can ask someone you love in the LGBTQ community to help you make sense of it, do it. But also be careful not to put the burden of your education on other people when there’s a whole wide world of resources out there.

Continue reading on USA TODAY’S website …