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What does "BMC" stand for?

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BMC stands for Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests. We use the acronym in many of our resources and in our literature. 

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How many people are on the board?

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There are currently eight board members, excluding staff members. To learn more about the members, click here.

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How do you join the board?

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To join the board, visit the Get Involved page or email us at bmc@bmclgbt.org. 

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How do I subscribe to NewsNet?

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NewsNet is our monthly/bi-monthly newsletter. To subscribe, email us at bmc@bmclgbt.org or visit the NewsNet page.

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How many people are on the staff?

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There are two people working in the office: Carol Wise, Executive Director and Hayley Brooks, Kaleidoscope Coordinator/Volunteer. There is also a part time accountant, Jim Sauder and Reconciling Minister, Lloyd Miller. To learn more about the staff, click here

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What is BMC's relationship to Pink Menno?

BMC was delighted to see Pink Menno erupt on the scene at the 2009 MCUSA Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, and boldly affirm the goodness and sacredness of lgbtq people. Since then, BMC has collaborated with Pink Menno on several projects, especially with programming associated with MCUSA Assemblies. Many people identify strongly with both BMC and Pink Menno, and that’s fine with us!

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What are the different roles on the board?

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The board has a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. To learn more about the board members, click here.

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Where is BMC located?

BMC's offices are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit our Contact Us page for more information.

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How does a community or congregation join SCN?

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To join SCN, a congregation or community must adopt a public statement and fill out the application. Visit the SCN page for more information.

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How long are board terms?

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Board terms are three years with one renewal.

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What is BMC's relationship to MC USA, MC Canada and Church of the Brethren?

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A significant part of BMC’s work is to advocate for lgbtq people within MCUSA, MC Canada and the Church of the Brethren. Because of denominational policies of exclusion, BMC has no official institutional ties with any of these denominations, although we continue to seek recognition and dialogue. BMC does work extensively with Mennonite and Brethren congregations through our Supportive Communities Network, and more recently we have been awarded exhibit space at denominational conferences.

Have more questions?

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests

PO Box 6300

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact BMC:

612.343.2060 bmc@bmclgbt.org

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