First United Methodist Church of Austin
6:00 p.m. – Sunday, April 17
You are invited to a screening of An Act of Love. This powerful film documents the trial that rocked the United Methodist Church and the minister, Rev. Frank Schaefer, who risked his career and identity as a UMC elder to officiate his son’s marriage to his longtime partner.
Our local church has ties to this movie. First United Methodist assisted in funding this project with special contributions from several members of our congregation. Rev. Schaefer also preached at our Reconciling Service a few years ago.
A discussion with Q&A will follow with Reconciling Ministries Network board member, David Mauzy.
The timing of our showing of this film is significant. In May 2016, the United Methodist Church’s General Conference will once again debate the questions of same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy. Even though the United States now recognizes the right of same-sex couples to marry, our denomination still struggles with these issues. We encourage you to attend this screening to inform yourself about the issues that are of national and denominational importance. If you are interested in attending the screening please send your RSVP to RMN Chair Trevor Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Additional Screening of An Act of Love – San Antonio
Travis Park UMC
2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24