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The Reverend Bill Johnson will speak at Irvine UCC

 “Moving Fences: Our Evolving Commitment to ONA”
Sanctuary, Irvine UCC, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA
January 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Speaker:  The Reverend Bill Johnson

     With more than 40 years in the struggle for full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United Church of Christ, few people know it as well as Bill Johnson.  Bill was the first openly gay person ordained to Christian ministry in the history of the Christian Church (1972) and founder, that same year, of the United Church Coalition for LGBT Concerns.  He was also the primary author of most of the UCC’s social justice policies supporting LGBT human and baptismal rights.   Bill will remind us of milestones in the evolution of the Open and Affirming (ONA) movement in the UCC and reflect on work yet to be done.
 
     We will be celebrating Bill’s 40+ years of ministry and our 20+ years as an Open and Affirming Congregation. 

Everyone is welcome.

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