Thursday, May 30, 2013

[news] This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

Sat., June 1       9:00am      Church Fair/Yard Sale
                                                    This is the rescheduled date
                                                       Workers needed at 8 am

Sun., June 2    10:00am    More Light Sunday/Holy Communion
                                Sermon:    “Singing A New Song:
                                                 More Light Sunday 2013”
                                 Lessons:  Psalm 96  Colossians 3: 12-17

                          4:00pm    “Welcoming Transgender People”
                                              Speaker: Juli Grey-Owens
                                                    In Carriage House
                 (see Below for description of program and speaker)

Tues., June 4      1:00pm          Lunch Bunch Group

                                                 Ann Wiswall’s Home

Looking Ahead

Mon., June 17     7:00pm      Joint Meeting of Session and Deacons

“Welcoming Transgender People”  June 2, 2013  4 pm
        Old South Haven Presbyterian Church of Brookhaven will offer a program titled “Welcoming Transgender People” on Sunday, June 2, at 4:00pm in the Carriage House  at the Church, located on Beaver Dam Road and South Country Road, across from the Bellport High School. The speaker will be  Juli Grey-Owens.
         Juli Grey-Owens is a Long Island and New York State Transgender Community Advocate. Grey-Owens is a Board Member of the Empire State Pride Agenda; the New York State LGBT Advocacy Organization; Chair of the GLBT Democrats of Long Island; and a member of the Suffolk County Democratic Party Executive  Committee.
         Grey-Owens speaks regularly at churches and public forums about the need for statewide Transgender Civil Rights. She lives in Huntington with her wife Barbara.
          In announcing this program The Rev. Thomas J. Philipp, Pastor of the Church,, said, ”There has been much progress made in society and in the Church to welcome Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual persons into acceptance and participation in the life of our institutions. The same cannot be said for Transgender individuals. Our Session offers this program  as an educational event to better understand those whose identity or behavior falls outside stereotypical gender expectations.”
       The program will include examples of discrimination and also discuss pending legislation known as GENDA (Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act) presently before the New York State Legislature.
        There will be a time of fellowship and refreshment following the presentation. All are welcome.

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