Zion Lutheran Church was represented by Emily Rochotte at the New Jersey Synod sponsored event “Faith, Hope & Love: Building Safer & More Welcoming Congregations for LGBTQ Youth” at St. Paul Lutheran Church in East Windsor on March 17. Attended by congregational leaders of all ages, seminary students, and youth, attendants participated in discussions, workshops and presentations lead by Bishop Traci Bartholomew, members of the New Jersey Synod LGBTQ+ Task Force and leaders of LGBTQ+ organizations. Topics included: LGBTQ+ and Scripture 101, Introduction to Gender Identity and Expression, How to become a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, and others ways to create safe spaces for our LGBTQ community within the church.
Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to continue this conversation at Zion. If you are interested in speaking with Emily about her experience or ways Zion can continue this conversation please contact Emily at (862)324-3630 or [email protected]