Today, Aug. 19, is a big day of "visible witness" for St. Stephen UMC folks. We will gather at 5 p.m. at the church to carpool to the Combined Reconciling Churches dinner at Greenland Hills UMC starting at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., some will depart Greenland Hills for the "In Solidarity" rally at Dallas City Hall scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Some notes on today's events:
If you have a St. Stephen T-shirt, please wear it so we'll be visible, whether or not you're going to the rally.
The Combined Reconciling Churches dinner is a time for us to get to know the folks from the other six LGBTQ-affirming congregations around Dallas. It's a typical Methodist potluck, so bring a dish to share and your biggest smiles.
Keep in mind that the heat index is forecast to be 101 degrees at 7 p.m. today. As much as you may wish to attend the rally, please take care of yourself FIRST if you have any health concerns regarding extreme heat. St. Stephen will be well represented at the downtown Dallas event, and you can still support the rally with your prayers.
At all times, remember our vision: To share God's unconditional love with the world.