A Statement by the MLP National Board of Directors
At the MLP National Conference in Tucson, AZ, September 27-29, 2013, More Light Presbyterians (MLP) gathered for joyful worship, welcoming community and energizing workshops. We look forward to 221st General Assembly (2014) hopeful that the church will affirm for all persons, the freedom to marry.
To that end, the Boards of More Light Presbyterians and Covenant Network are committed to work for the passage of BOTH an authoritative interpretation and a constitutional amendment, believing that both are absolutely essential. More Light Presbyterians will prioritize working for the amendment while The Covenant Network will focus on education and advocacy for the A.I. before the Assembly. Both groups are committed to work for these actions at the Assembly and beyond. Join us in building a church that reflects God’s heart.
Stand for Love Before the 221st General Assembly
Here are some significant ways to volunteer with More Light Presbyterians before the 221st General Assembly (2014) in Detroit:
Use the MLP Marriage Study Guide to have conversations about marriage or lead a marriage study in your congregation or presbytery.
Join us in knitting and praying our way to the General Assembly.
Sign Stand for Love as a teaching or ruling elder if you have performed same gender weddings, or are willing to perform them as the pastoral need arises.
Pass a marriage overture or overture concurrence in your session or presbytery. Be sure to read More Light Presbyterians’ commitment to passing an amendment and authoritative interpretation at the Assembly.
Volunteer with More Light Presbyterians at the 221st General Assembly (2014) in Detroit. Click here to sign up!
Want to help advance the freedom to marry in the PCUSA? Sign up to volunteer with More Light Presbyterians.
We look forward to Standing for Love with you as we head into the 221st General Assembly. Thanks for everything you do to build a church that reflects God’s heart.
Rev. Heidi Peterson, Co-Moderator
Nathan Sobers, Co-Moderator