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Prayer Vigil for Orlando

Join Milford United Methodist Church in a Prayer Vigil tomorrow, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. to remember the LGBTQ persons senselessly shot in Orlando. All Welcome.

What is the Welcoming Task Force?

The Welcoming Task Force is a group of MUMC members and friends who are leading the process of exploring the possibility of becoming a welcoming and affirming church. In the simplest terms this means we would publicly show that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning persons (LGBTQ) are welcome in our church and can feel safe in our company.

There are many diverse people we need to welcome and include in our fellowship. Why are we talking specifically about LGBTQ people?

The reason we are being more intentional in our welcome of LGBTQ people is because they are the only group that the Book of Discipline (the rule book of the United Methodist global denomination) singles out directly for special discrimination. As a result many in the LGBTQ community are rightly afraid that they will face rejection if they walk through our doors.

What does welcoming mean to you?

We asked you to share with us what being welcoming means to you personally.  We’ve received some wonderful responses so far.

You can send yours in also by US Mail to the church office, dropping it off in the pink bag in the narthex of the church, or emailing it to cmcmahon28@gmail.com.

(We will only share your submissions here and elsewhere if we have your permission.)

Read them here

Prayer Vigil for Orlando

Join the Milford United Methodist Church in a Prayer Vigil tomorrow, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. to remember the LGBTQ persons senselessly shot in Orlando. Milford UMC is located at 327 North River Road, Milford, NH. All Welcome.

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General Conference begins May 10

The 2016 General Conference will be May 10-20 in Portland, OR. Events begin at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 10. You can follow all of the events of General Conference via:

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Voting On Becoming Reconciling

Thank you thank you to all the folks who helped to make the church grounds – inside and out – more beautiful this past Levi Sunday! God graced us with a beautiful day. And two weeks in a row the church hosted beautiful concerts. So much wonderful talent in so many...

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Share your thoughts on the MUMC Reconciling Vote

As mentioned in the April newsletter, at the March all day retreat it was unanimously requested that the issue of becoming a Reconciling Congregation be put to the Administrative Council to recommend moving forward for a vote. The Administrative Council unanimously...

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Resources

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In May 2016, the UMC’s General Conference is expected to vote on whether or not to include LGBTQ congregants and ministers or continue to reject them and forbid same-sex marriage.

It’s Time to end the hurt that’s engulfed so many of our families.

It’s Time to welcome and celebrate everyone who comes to The UMC.

Get involved by sending a letter to your delegation, sharing your story, and hosting or viewing a screening of An Act of Love – the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer.

fish-out-of-water-logo-150Fish Out of Water is a genre-bending documentary that uses animation and academic interviews to dissect the seven bible verses used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination.

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The Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
http://www.rmnetwork.org/newrmn/

hrc-logoAs the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.

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Great joy! Jason and Carol Stringer, former parishioners at MUMC, have welcomed their second grandchild (and first granddaughter) today in Florida. Madison Snow Killian was born to Sarah Stinger Killian and her hubby Cjristopher. Big Brother Landon makes four!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Prom Shop has gotten a LOT of beautiful formal wear. Can anyone lend us tall racks to put them on? We're running out of room! What a wonderful problem!! And we could use a full length mirror or two if you have them. ... See MoreSee Less

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More beautiful formal wear is coming in! Dresses, tuxes, suits, etc. We could still use more accessories and shoes too. Anyone have a full length mirror we can borrow?

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More beautiful formal wear is coming in! Dresses, tuxes, suits, etc. We could still use more accessories and shoes too. Anyone have a full length mirror we can borrow? ... See MoreSee Less

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