The next gathering of the Unity Dialogue will occur on Friday, Feb. 19, from 5-7p.m. Avent Ferry UMC in Raleigh is hosting the dialogue at the church on Avent Ferry Road.
The Unity Dialogue is an open table for discussion about homosexuality, a topic that affects millions who live as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgendered persons, and their families, and the church that struggles to discern God’s voice amid the voices of scripture.
For over 10 years, the Unity Dialogue met as an appointed group, to worship and to discuss this highly sensitive issue. A year ago, the Unity Dialogue moved out of the conference room and into public spaces, inviting all interested persons to join the dialogue. Bishop Al Gwinn will facilitate the discussion.
Participants are asked to enter into holy conferencing, observing the tradition of the Christian community that seeks to understand first and then to be understood, to listen and then to speak, to offer the wisdom of spiritual insight rather than rushing to judgment.
Avent Ferry UMC cordially invites Unity Dialogue participants to a movie (“For the Bible Tells Me So”) and dinner following the dialogue. Please contact Linda Harris at the Conference office to make a dinner reservation no later than February 11. Call 919-832-9560, or 800-849-4433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.