Perspectives on inclusion in the church of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons- Saturday, March 21st
3/14/15

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In This Issue:
Conference Program - Saturday, March 21st
Dr. Dale Martin
Wayne Helmly, Catherine LaFond, and Barry Dennis
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Conference Program - Saturday, March 21st
9:00 Gathering Music - Chamber Group: Kimberly King, flute; Laura Ball, keyboards; Wayne Helmly, keyboards; Ellen Moryl, cello.

9:30 Welcome: Warren Mersereau (Episcopal Forum), Bishop vonRosenberg and Father David Williams (St. Stephens Episcopal Church)

"They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” :St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choir and Kimberly King, flute

9:40 Dr. Dale Martin: “Does Scripture Actually Speak? Perspectives on Our Responsibilities in Interpreting Scripture”

10:25 Q&A with Dr. Dale Martin --- Moderated by Warren Mersereau

10:40 Break

11:00 “St. Ita’s Vision” from The Hermit Songs by
Samuel Barber with Margaret Kelly Cook, soprano, and Wayne Helmly, piano.

11:05 “Personal History, Personal Voice” --- Wayne Helmly (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Charleston)

11:20 “The Crucifixion” from The Hermit Songs by
Samuel Barber with Dr. Anne Morrison, soprano, and Laura Ball, piano

11:25 “Personal History, Personal Voice” --- Catherine LaFond (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Charleston)

11:45 “God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds” African American Spiritual - Arrangement by Wayne Helmly -The choir with Laura Ball, soloist

11:50 Lunch

12:40 "Personal History, Personal Voice” --- Barry Dennis (St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Conway)

1:00 Dr. Dale Martin: “Scripture and Sexuality: Case Studies in Biblical Interpretation”

1:50 Q&A with Dr. Dale Martin --- Moderated by Warren Mersereau

2:10 Closing Prayer --- Bishop Charles vonRosenberg

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Dr. Dale Martin
Dr. Martin, Woolsey is Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale University

He specializes in New Testament and Christian Origins, including attention to social and cultural history of the Greco-Roman world. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1999, he taught at Rhodes College and Duke University. His books include: "Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity" and "Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation".

He currently is working on issues in biblical interpretation, social history and religion in the Greco-Roman world, and sexual ethics. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), the Lilly Foundation, the Fulbright Commission (USA-Denmark), and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.


Wayne Helmly, Catherine LaFond, and Barry Dennis
Wayne, Catherine, and Barry are members of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Each will share their “Personal History, Personal Voice”, their journey in the Church as disagreement about the scriptural basis for members of the LGBT community to fully participate in church life has contributed to many people leaving the Church in this part of South Carolina.

They each have had different experiences. Wayne found a church that never waivered in its support for The Episcopal Church. Catherine, on the other hand, came to a church that supported The Episcopal Church after the church where she was a member turned away from her. And, Barry, also a long standing and serving member of a church that turned away from him, helped found a new Episcopal church. From their different experiences a compelling message is shared: The “indiscriminate inclusivity” of The Episcopal Church is not only “On the Side of History, it is the way to fully embrace and live the Episcopal Baptismal Covenant.

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
67 Anson Street
CHARLESTON, 29401

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