"To be a community that faithfully follows Jesus, we must begin with the confession that all human beings are bearers of the image of God. This means that we cease being stone throwers and dedicate our lives to becoming faithful stone catchers."
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For LGBTQ resources from our denomination, visit http://www.ucc.org/lgbt_resources.
This Sunday, Pastor Michael mentioned a special issue of National Geographic that came out last January (2017) titled Gender Revolution.
There are copies of this issue available to borrow from the church office, along with the accompanying DVD. Feel from to contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about accessing these helpful resources.
Thankfully, National Geographic has prepared a discussion guide for teachers and parents, available at https://www.nationalgeographic.com/pdf/gender-revolution-guide.pdf.
Many of the articles from that special issue are available online at https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/.
That issue also has a helpful glossary available here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/explore-gender-glossary-terminology/
Here is a video of the discussion after the broadcast, with interviews and discussions by Katie Couric. (There are DVDs of the original broadcast available to borrow from the Brookside Church office.)