On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ (UCC) will gather at the very first UCC related seminary to proclaim themselves Open and Affirming, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The Minnesota ONA Celebration is an annual gathering that includes workshops and worship to lift up the ONA presence within the Minnesota Conference UCC and to continue learning about being more loving and inclusive, as well as ways to advocate for justice in the world in areas of gender and sexuality. The schedule for our time begins with workshops at 1:00 PM, followed by worship at 2:30 PM.
There will be two workshop options to choose from. “Reframing Mental Health for ONA Ministry” will be led by Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe, pastor of Living Table UCC in Minneapolis. Rev. Sonny R. Graves, pastor of New Spirit UCC in Savage, will facilitate the interactive workshop entitled “Reclaiming and Reframing the Possibilities of Queer.”