A special Gathering Presentation
Saturday, September 26, 2020
1:00 to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Changing Our Mind:
A Call for Full Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians in the Church. Hear why David Gushee, a leading Baptist minister and ethicist,changed his mind and became 'welcoming and affirming' of LGBTQ Christians in the Church.
A resource and discussion for those considering their response to Jesus, to homosexuality, and to the Church.
LOCATION: The event will be offered for a limited number at Burlington Baptist Church (BBC), 2225 New Street, Burlington ON L7R 1J2 (905 634-2477) and/or on-line as a Zoom connection.
REGISTRATION: $10 per participant by cheque or e-transfer to “The Gathering of Baptists”with your registration.
Email registrar at email@example.com or at postal address: Gathering of Baptists, c/o Gary Caldwell, 2464 Concession 2 West, RR 1 Lynden ON L0R 1T0providing name(s), email address, and preference for BBC or Zoom.
Dr. David P. Gushee (PhD,Union Theological Seminary, New York) is Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.
Dr. Gushee is the elected Past-President ofboth the American Academy of Religion andSociety of Christian Ethics. He is author and/or editor of 25 books and over 150 bookchapters, journal articles, and reviews.
Author of Changing Our Mind, his other books include Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life, and Still Christian.
of The Gathering of Baptists
25 April 2020
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
In the comfort of your own home with your laptop.
Sign in instructions will be sent to all registrants received by Gary Caldwell prior to midnight April 20.
Our Gathering Journey
We are not asking for a registration fee for this event, but do request that you renew your family membership ($20) now for 2020 by making an e-transfer, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a cheque to:
The Gathering of Baptists,
c/o Gary Caldwell,
2464 Concession 2 West,
RR 1 Lynden ON L0R 1T0
We will review a little of our history, what we have become, and what we offer to members and churches.
We will wrestle with some current issues/opportunities and try to reach resolutions.
And we will postulate where we want to direct our efforts as we journey along together, with programming suggestions and more. It will require your active participation and suggestions.
And, as directed by our October 2019 Gathering, the Steering Committee will be offering a response to the "CBOQ Discernment Process" for your consideration .
We have a stated affiliation with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (among others) and will spend some moments hearing from our Canadian representative, Karen Turner, as well as the BPFNA Executive Director, Doris Garcia, ... and will consider their suggestion(s).
of The Gathering of Baptists
26 October 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
MacNeill Baptist Church
1145 King Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1L9
Staying over? MacNeill Baptist Church worship is at 11:00 am, Sundays.
Honouring Our Mentors
Our day will recognize former professors of McMaster Divinity College during the 1980s and the mentoring influence they've had on many of us, directly and indirectly. We have invited several of them to spend the day with us.
The program will include an historical sketch of the movement in religion, the attacks on seminaries, and the crisis at MacMaster Divinity College which led to the departure of most of our professors, to give some context to the rest of the discussion. It will be an opportunity to gain from the seasoned reflections of these theologians about the future direction of the Church and their thoughts on how theological educators and congregations will need to respond.
$25 includes Saturday lunch, payable at the door.
To facilitate planning of meeting rooms and meals, please register before 20 October by contacting:
Gary Caldwell, email@example.com 519-647-3504.
Street parking available. Watch the signs.