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Read about our process below, that includes the audio and materials from our initial public process.

  1. LEARN—Public Process: October 2014 through June 2015

#5: STORIES OF FAITH AND LIFE
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015

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#4: OPEN WIDE YOUR HEARTS
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

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#3: GENEROUS EMPATHY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015

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#2: REFORMED TRADITION
NOVEMBER 2, 2014

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#1: A VISION OF WE
OCTOBER 19, 2014

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  1. DISCERN & ARTICULATE—Session Process
    • Preparedness
      Review the “Learn” phrase and other materials, identify any gaps, further engage particular individuals and groups in our congregation, do additional research or work if needed.
    • Scope and Plan
      Clarify the goals and develop the general framework for format, content and process to complete.
    • Articulate
      Collaboratively draft, review and finalize what we want to communicate about our vision and practice. Prepare for distribution as appropriate.
  1. AFFIRM—Re-engage Public Process
    • Communicate
      Create plan to share Session’s work with the congregation. Schedule announcements, presentations, gatherings, etc.
    • Ongoing Witness
      Give thanks to God and launch our vision and practices in a worship service of commitment.

Learn more about how First Pres has journeyed through issues around gender, sexuality, marriage, and leadership in the church. 
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