Upcoming Programs at AGC in early 2012 —
Sunday, January 8 — No meetingSunday, January 15 — Rebecca Laird
and Michael Christensen — a married couple with children, ordained ministers in two Wesleyan denominations, and religion professors on two coasts — tell their story and share their perspectives
Sunday, January 22 — Todd Clayton, recent college graduate and university student leader, offers an update on his story. In March 2011, just after spring break, Todd told his coming-out story to over 400 listeners.The gift of his story has been a catalyst for discussion on LGBT issues and faith at his alma materSunday, January 29 — Ron Jessee tells his story. Ron grew up Nazarene in the 1960s, came out in the early 1970s, and has had a full career in teaching, administration and church music–as an openly gay man. Ron will also share a “how to” guide regarding the way to sustain a deep spiritual commitment in the face of rejection from one’s home church or denomination
All God’s Children (AGC) was founded to offer a safe space–especially for students–for open conversation on LGBT issues and faith. Programs include the telling of (usually first-person) stories, presentations by pastors and professors out of their study and experience, and the screening of documentary films. In the past, students and employees of universities, members of local churches, and residents of the larger San Diego and Southern California area have attended. All who come in a spirit of honest inquiry are welcome.
For the past four academic years, All God’s Children (AGC) has met almost weekly (except during some PLNU breaks) on Sundays, 2:30-4:30. Sessions are dedicated to an open discussion of LGBT issues and faith. Participants are asked to respectfully listen to and engage in a variety of contributions to discussion in a spirit of honest inquiry. Moderators ask participants to honor the announced program topic and to be courteous to speakers. The new church home of AGC is Westminster Presbyterian Church (USA), 3598 Talbot St. (at the corner of Canon and Talbot), in Point Loma. The library is one level below the upper parking lot and and on the same level as the lower lot.