Videos from the BMC community
On the Male Side of Middle
A story of love, honesty and integrity, this film about female-to-male transgender Mennonite Calvin Neufeld, captures a special moment in time between him and his family. Filmed a year after he began transitioning and a year after marrying his partner Sharon, this story shows how strong a family can be when they love, care and listen to each other. Produced by Paul Neudorf. Also available on DVD. Contact BMC at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Finding herself on the fringes of church, Carrie Fry-Miller was once a minister in the Church of the Brethren. She became licensed at a young age, just after her 18th birthday. But when she came out as a lesbian five years later, her license was revoked. It has been a painful process for her and since then she has distanced herself from the church, to figure out where, how and if she still has a place within.
Produced by Paul Neudorf. Also available on DVD. Contact BMC at email@example.com to order.
Ally Arts Piece
Needing some inspiring solidarity today? Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren's ally video project is here. Thanks for your beautiful witness, Beacon Heights!
One Congregation's Story
Pastor Karl Shelly speaks about Assembly Mennonite Church's journey to becoming a member of the Supportive Communities Network (SCN)(http://www.bmclgbt.org/scn). This is a resource for congregations exploring joining SCN. Made in collaboration with Jacob Landis-Eigsti (http://www.reimaginecinema.com/), a Goshen College graduate and owner of Reimagine Cinema.
For purchase from BMC
Fashioned in Love
From BMC and the Welcoming Dialogue Group of Lancaster, PA is the two-disk DVD set "Fashioned in Love: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Inclusion." These DVDs, great for congregations and discussion groups, feature Pastor Megan Ramer's testimony to the congregational life of Chicago Community Mennonite Church and her theological analysis of human sexuality.
The "Fashioned in Love" DVD set is available for $10 plus $5 shipping and handling from the BMC office.
To order a copy, send a $15 check to Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests, PO Box 6300, Minneapolis, MN 55406 with "Fashioned in Love DVD" in the memo line. Or, make a $15 online donation and request the DVD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming Out Strong
Six Mennonite and Brethren individuals from Canada and the US reflect on their lives as lgbtq people within the BMC community, and one parent offers her perspective on what it means to be part of BMC. This is a wonderful resource for congregations, Sunday school classes, youth groups, parents, individuals just coming out, or anyone who would like to learn more
about what it means to be part of the Brethren or Mennonite lgbtq community. 55 min. 2006.
This is available from the BMC office as a DVD. The DVD costs $10, including shipping and handling. To order, email email@example.com or call the office, 612.343.2060.