Past Events

Here are our past events:

October MPC Meeting
October 30th, 2019
The Table, 5265 H. St.
Our Monthly meeting to discuss the direction of the group, and the various initiatives we are involved in. Also, pizza.
Contact Doug Treadwell for More Info

Attached: Meeting Agenda, Elk Grove UMC Statement about the general plan, Proactive Methodists group description, a Sample Letter to our Bishops to call for a moratorium on harmful complaints, charges and trials, a call for sleeping bags for the unhoused, LGBTQ Center info from Jesse Archer, and info about the Queer Sacramento Authors’ Collective reading at Capital Books on 11/9.

November 2019

So… What Does the Bible Really Say About Orientation & Gender Identity?
November 12th, 6:30 PM
First UMC Church, 2100 J. St.
Pastor Rod Brayfindley, Pastor at First United Methodist Church will speak about welcoming the LGBTQ community into our churches, and understanding why many churches don’t.

Attached: Event flier:

Reverend Rhina Ramos, Guest Pastor
November 17th, 2019, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
The Table, 5265 H St
Reverend Rhina is a Latina, lesbian female pastor who will be speaking about her struggles, her faith, and her work with migrants.
Contact Pastor Matt Smith for More Info

Sleeping Bags for the Homeless
Through November 20th, 2019
St. Marks UMC dropoff, 2391 St Marks Way
St. Marks, in partnership with Mercy Peddlers, is collecting sleeping bags (two other dropoff locations listed on the flier) for the homeless.
Contact Mercy peddlers at 408-531-5084

Attached: flier with drive info:

Book of Discipline Study
November 23rd, 2019, 2-6 PM
Elk Grove UMC, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd
In order to work for a more just and inclusive denomination it is critical that we understand the current realities and governing structures/documents. Please join us at Elk Grove UMC for an in depth look at the Book of Discipline. The Book of Discipline is “A fundamental book outlining the law, doctrine, administration, organizational work and procedures of The United Methodist Church. Each General Conference amends The Book of Discipline, and the actions of the General Conference are reflected in the quadrennial revision.” To be proactive we must first understand our current structure. This in depth overview will cover each section of the 2016 Book of Discipline. You may access a free version here: https://www.cokesbury.com/book-of-discipline-book-of-resolutions-free-versions or purchase a copy through Cokesbury or Amazon. If you would like to attend please send RSVP to Rev. Matthew Pearson.
Contact Pastor Matthew Pearson for More Info or to RSVP

January 2020

How to Open Doors for Everyone
January 25th, 2020, 11 AM-2 PM
St. Andrews UMC, 6201 Spruce Ave
Learn appropriate LGBTQ terminology. Understand and practice hospitality. Please respond by Jan. 21 to St. Andrews UMC at 916-332-0915 (for lunch). Free Will offering to support LGBTQ projects.
Contact David Park for More Info

Trans Queer Youth Collective Benefit Concert
January 25th, 2020, 7 PM
First UMC Church, 2100 J. St.
This is a benefit concert featuring the Sacramento Gay men’s Chorus, the Sacramento Women’s Chorus, and other musicians to help support Julie Strathdee’s great trans kids group.
Contact Doug Treadwell for More Info

January MPC Meeting
January 29th, 2020, 6 PM
Location TBD
Our monthly meeting to discuss the direction of the group, and the various initiatives we are involved in. Also, pizza.
Contact Doug Treadwell for More Info

February 2020

NAMI Presentation on Homelessness / Mental Illness
February 12th, 2020, 1-2:30 PM
Location St. mark’s UMC
A presentation  sponsored by the AACFC – Arden Arcade Carmichael Faith Communities network.  Doug Smith of NAMI will tell his story of his rise from homelessness and his management of his mental illness.  You will learn important truths about the interrelationship between mental illness and homelessness and how homelessness advocates and service providers can better serve mentally ill persons on the street.
RSVP with John McCormack