The Bible, LBGTQ Lives and The Perks of Being a Wallflower at PCM

TMieke Vandersall 2014he Presbyterian Church in Morristown welcomes the Rev. Mieke Vandersall to our Sunday Morning Seminar at  9:15 a.m. on February 9, in the Parish  House Parlor located at 65 South Street, Morristown.  Reverend Vandersall is the founder of the Manhattan church, NotSoChurchy, and  also the executive director of Presbyterian Welcome since 2003.   Presbyterian Welcome describes their mission:  “as followers of Christ,  convinced by Scripture, Presbyterian Welcome labors for a world where all  persons might live into the calling that God has placed in their hearts,  regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.”   Presbyterian and other mainline churches have wrestled with the participation,  ordination, and marriage of lesbian and gay people for many years.  Rev.  Vandersall has been active in the New York City Presbytery for many years.   She will examine what the Bible has to say – and what it does not say – about  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons, and then examine these  texts within the Bibles’s larger message of a divine love that is deeper and  wider than we can imagine.

This Sunday, there will be two services of worship with communion at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary at 57 East Park Place in Morristown.   The Rev. Dr. David Lawrence will be preaching.   Child care is available at Howard House, next door to the church.  Church School for children ages two to fourteen will be held at 9:15 a.m. (drop-off at 9 a.m.) at our Parish House on 65 South Street.

The PCM Help Desk will be open before, between, and after the services on Sunday.  Stop at the Help Desk in the narthex and get those technology questions answered!  Learn about social networking or how to use that new Smart Fone.  Check in at Church any Sunday and receive a Check-In Deal!

the perks of being a wallflowerAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Faith on Film presents The Perks of Being a Wallflower at the PCM Parish House on 65 South Street.  This is a coming-of-age drama about a 15-year old endearing and naïve outsider named Charlie, who copes with love, the suicide of his best friend and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. Rated PG-13.  Join us for discussion and pizza after the film.

 



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