God in Transition: A Day of Faith Formation

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca St., Sanctuary

If you are interested in learning about how you, individually, and our congregation, collectively, can support transgender (trans) and non-binary people and their loved ones, come join us for a day-long event of education and community building. With featured plenary speaker, Rev. M Barclay, a non-binary trans minister in The United Methodist Church, you’ll be invited to grow in understanding of what it means to be trans today, learn how the Christian faith can support people in their transitions, deepen your understanding of gender, and walk away with practical tools for celebrating people of all genders.

At this entry-level event, you are welcome if you don’t know what transgender means, if you’ve never met a trans person, or if you don’t know what gender has to do with God. All we ask is that participants bring an open heart and an open mind. Cost is $20 and lunch is provided. Please contact Pastor Cathy Stone with any questions at cathy@fumcaustin.org.

Childcare is available with reservations made to our Childcare Coordinator, Pam Coronado at childcare@fumcaustin.org by Wednesday, November 7. Reservations are not final until confirmed.



  • 10:00-11:15 a.m. – Trans 101 and Q & A
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – God, the church, and a trans empowering faith with Q & A
  • 12:1 -1:15 p.m. – Lunch provided with optional table conversations (see subject matters below)
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Practices of welcome and solidarity and extended Q & A
  • 2:15-3:00 p.m. – Optional small groups for community building


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