Resources Published by BMC
Information sheets :
Why should my church become publicly affirming?
How can I support lgbt youth in my congregation?
How can we have a fair and helpful dialogue?
How can I support lgbt Brethren?
How can I support lgbt Mennonites?
Accompaniment: A Resource For Youth Leaders
Coming Out Strong: Information and Resources for LGBTQA Brethren and Mennonite Youth
Recommendations for Safe, Sacred and Meaningful Conversations
(For the Special Response Process Hearings in the Church of the Brethren)
Doing Process Well: Recommendations for Mennonite Congregations
Doing Process Well: Recommendations for Brethren Congregations
Crossing the Bridge: From Mennonite Boy to Gay Man
James L. Helmuth, 2009
For Life is a Journey: Reflections on Living
Ralph G. McFadden, 2010
Available from BMC's office for $15, or go through www.chamberednautilus.net
Features articles and commentaries from lgbtq Brethren and Mennonite communities and their supporters. Formerly a three-times-a-year publication, Outspoken articles are now posted online every month or so.
Possibly the most efficient way to stay connected with BMC - news, upcoming events and general announcments all in one package! Sent approximately once a month, it won't even clog your inbox.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, just send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to a computer, we're happy to mail paper copies upon request.
Presentations and Reports from Denomination Conferences
Reflections on Annual Conference - Church of the Brethren 2010
2009 Reports - Mennonite Church USA and Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Hospitality Center 2007
Church of the Brethren Denominational Report 2006
Denomination Conference Report 2005
God's Table and Churchland Security: Creating Welcome within a Culture of Fear, Anne Breckbill, Mennonite Church USA Assembly in Atlanta, Georgia (2003)
Let Love Prevail, Anneli Epp (Braul), Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in St. Catherine, Ontario (2003)
BMC Luncheon, Kerby Lauderdale, Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho (2003)
BMC Convention Reports and Presentations
Together in Toronto Pictures and Report (2006)
For Just Such a Time: Living Out the Call , San Francisco (2007)
On Dignity and Queens: Esther 1, Carol Wise
Beyond Apology and Tolerance: Queer Gifts in Our Own Backyard, Jay Johnson
Becoming the Subject of Our Lives, Sheri Hostetler
Summary of San Francisco Conference, Including Pictures
The Queer Thing Is... (December 2005)
Hyattsville Mennonite Church Disciplined: A Voice of Courageous Solidarity (November 2005)
Mourning, Melancholy and the Mennonites, Julia Kasdorf (October 2004)
Kathleen Temple Resignation Statement (March 2004)
Open Letter in Response to the Church of the Brethren Action Regarding GLBT Ordination (October 2002)
Fair Play: Guidelines for establishing and maintaining respect in church dialogue (March 2, 1999)
The Kaleidoscope LGBT Continuum of Care: From Brethren and Mennonite Colleges and Universities
Coming Out Strong (DVD, 1 hour)
$5.00 (US/Cnd) includes shipping.
Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God's Grace for an Inclusive Church
A collection of justice-oriented worship resources including essays,
sermons, liturgies, and hymns gathered from ten denominations. A diversity
of voices and a study guide make this an effective too for those exploring
a theology that affirms the diversity of human sexuality and the worship
implications of God's incarnation in the world.
Featuring songs and liturgies by Jan Lugibihl, Mike Stern, Lee Krähenbühl,
and Jane Ramseyer Miller, Shaping Sanctuary is available for $14.00US
plus $3.00 shipping and handling. Shaping Sanctuary can be ordered through
the BMC, PO Box 6300, Minneapolis, MN 55406. For more information call
(612) 343-2060 or e-mail email@example.com.
Together in Love: Faith Stories of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Couples
(Book) Compiled and Edited by Roberta Showalter Kreider.
$24.00 US plus $3.00 Shipping and Handling.
BMC's publication from 1978-2002.