Attendees worshipped, sang, studied scripture, and made plans for renewed efforts in support of full inclusion. They honored those who have come before, learning from each other and from partners in ministry, envisioning and creating next steps for ReconcilingWorks as an organization, and to worship the God whose extravagant grace is meant for all: “Where the Spirit of God is, there is freedom.” (Second Corinthians 3:17)
ReconcilingWorks thanks all those who gathered in Minneapolis, all who held us in prayer, and all who supported the weekend in a myriad of ways. We thank you for creating a sacred space for all to find community, celebrate ReconcilingWorks successes, and to share your wisdom on how best to move our mission forward.
We are grateful for the great cloud of witness who are committed to doing the important and challenging work to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and families have a safe place to worship and to thrive. And we are grateful this great cloud of witnesses will be present with us in the journey ahead, sharing in the work that still needs to be done until all are free.
See the articles in this issue for more details of the plenary sessions, keynote speakers, award honorees, and photos from this wonderful, spirit-filled event.