CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE
SHOWER OF STOLES HITS THE ROAD WITH OVER 200 UM STOLES
By Martha Juillerat �Shower of Stoles Director
Thanks to the terrific response of Reconciling Congregations, MFSA chapters,
student organizations and supportive individuals
across the country, the Shower of Stoles Project collected 220 United
Methodist stoles and stories this spring. As a result, we were
able to present a wonderful display at the General Conference (GC) that
completely surrounded the AMAR Coalition Resource and
Hospitality Room across the street from the Convention Center.
In addition to this display, we were able to "take your stories to the
streets." Every day at General Conference a group of volunteers
stood outside the convention center as the delegates returned from lunch,
reading stories and names from the stoles. And perhaps
most important, several hundred people, including dozens of delegates, wore
stoles from the collection or symbolic strips of cloth
representing stoles on the second-to-last day of GC as a silent witness in
support of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
NOW WE'RE TAKING YOUR STORIES ON THE ROAD! Over the summer portions of the
Shower of Stoles will be displayed at
nearly a dozen Annual Conferences and several UM congregations. This fall
the stoles will be in many more congregations, colleges
and UM seminaries. If you didn't get a stole to us in time for the General
Conference, SEND ONE NOW and we'll take it with us
around the country this fall!
For more information contact Martha Juillerat at the Shower of Stoles
Project, e-mail: stoleproj@...
, phone: (612)
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