Schedule of Events for Indianapolis

Soulforce and the Lutheran Alliance for Full Participation
Journey to Indianapolis
August 10-13, 2001

PREREGISTRATION ACTIVITIES
(The pre-registration activities are sponsored by Lutherans Concerned and "Family Journeys." However, we encourage all Soulforce volunteers to participate if possible.)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
"Family Journeys: One Family of God, Many Faith Stories"
1st National Conference of Lutheran family and friends of GLBT
(Advanced Registration is requested: see www.lcna.org/FC2001 for more information)
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Special Worship Service: "Be Not Afraid"
Pastor Deborah Conrad preaching
Box lunches available after the service

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Meeting for Soulforce/Lutheran Alliance representatives who are meeting with ELCA Executives

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Evening Program – sponsored by Lutherans Concern "IndyVisible," an ensemble of the Indianapolis Gay Men’s Chorus
LC/NA Premier Video: "What Do You Say When Someone You Love Says They’re Gay?" (Story of Bishop Egertson and Shirley Egertson as they come to understand what it means to have a gay son.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
9 – 9:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Feiertag: Basis Concepts and sharing of stories from those present
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Additional Presentation(s)
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. Small Group Discussions:
– Should we be doing more?
– What’s happening in the ELCA?
– Additional personal sharing
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Closing Litany

Hilbert Circle Theatre
Noon – Free Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Concert

SOULFORCE REGISTRATION BEGINS FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 5 PM

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
2 – 3:30 p.m. Squad Leaders Meeting
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting
5 p.m. Registration
6:30 – 10 p.m. Soulforce Training Part I
6:30 – 7 p.m. Opening and Welcome (Co-Chairs Daphne Burt and Beth Meyer)
7 – 7:30 p.m. Soulforce Basic Training (Mel White)
7:30 – 7:45 p.m. Indianapolis Police Introduction (Bill Carpenter)
7:45 – 8:05 p.m. Vigil Training (Richard Murphy)
8:05 – 8:15 p.m. Medical Training (Diana Westbrook)
8:15 – 8:25 p.m. Break
8:25 – 8:35 p.m. Special Music
8:35 – 9 p.m. Case Against ELCA Policies and Rules (Mari Irvin & Jeff Johnson)
9 – 9:45 p.m. Squad Training and assignment (Jean Holsten)
9:45 – 9:55 p.m. Signing of Pledge Cards
9:55 – 10 p.m. Music and Closing

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling (please be on time)

Indiana Convention Center
8 – 9 a.m. Vigil*

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
9:15 – 9:55 a.m. Spiritual Preparation, Centering and Reflection (Bob Graetz & Daphne Burt)
9:55 – 10 a.m. Break
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Soulforce Training Part II
10 – 10:30 a.m. Opening and Music
10:30 – 11 a.m. Civil Disobedience Training (Mel White)
11 – 11:25 a.m. Media Training (Laura Montgomery Rutt)
11:25 – 11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 – 12 Noon Legal Training (Karen Ball)
12 Noon – 12:30 p.m. Response to Violence Training (Gina Grubb)
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Signing of Pledge Cards for new people
12:45 – 1 p.m. Closing
1 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
2 – 3 p.m. Squad Leaders Meeting

Indiana Convention Center
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Vigil (Squad)
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Vigil (Squad)

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
2:15 – 4 p.m. Rest and Renewal
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Video: "Call To Witness"
3 – 4 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting
4- 5 p.m. Video: "What Do You Say When Someone You Love Says They’re Gay?" OPTIONAL
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling

Indiana Convention Center
6 – 7 p.m. Vigil
7 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
Westin Hotel – "House" Room
8:30 p.m. – ? The Lutheran Alliance For Full Participation Reception

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling

Indiana Convention Center
8 – 9 a.m. Vigil

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
9:15 – 10 a.m. Spiritual Preparation, Centering and Reflection (Jeff Johnson & Kara Speltz)
10 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 -11:15 a.m. Video: "Call To Witness" OPTIONAL
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Leadership Team Meeting
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling

Indiana Convention Center
11:45 -12:45 a.m. Vigil
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
2- 4 p.m. Rest and Renewal
2 – 3 p.m. Local Group Sharing and Information
3 – 4 p.m. Squad Leaders Meeting

Westin Indianapolis
4 – 5:30 p.m. Rally honoring our Lutheran Heroes and Sheroes 5:30 Dinner (on your own)

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
7 – 10 p.m. Training for new recruits

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling

Indiana Convention Center
8 – 9 a.m. Vigil

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Spiritual Preparation, Centering and Reflection (Jimmy Creech & Daphne Burt)
10 – 11 a.m. Leadership Team Representatives meet with Police
10 – 11 a.m. Squad Leaders Meeting
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Rest and Renewal
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Gathering and Preparation for Vigiling

Indiana Convention Center
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Vigil
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Press Conference
12:45 p.m. Depending on results of Plenary Session, Possible Civil Disobedience

Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre
3 p.m. (or so) Debriefing/Closing Worship at Soulforce Central

* Vigiling may take place by squads at additional times not listed. Times to be announced in Indianapolis.


SOULFORCE CENTRAL
(less than 10 minute walk to Convention Center)
Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre

530 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 48225
317-631-9000

Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
(a ten minute walk from the Convention Center)

125 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-636-4577
http://www.cccindy.org/

Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46200
317-639-4300

Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317-262-3400 (general information)
317-262-3350 (security)
http://www.iccrd.com/

The Westin Indianapolis
(adjacent to Convention Center)

50 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-262-8100


CONTACT NUMBERS
Soulforce, Inc. Toll Free 1-877-705-6393
Laura Montgomery Rutt, Soulforce Media Coordinator 717-951-7712 cell
Karen Weldin, Soulforce 918-605-7405 cell
Bill Carpenter, Soulforce 727-804-1955 cell
Rev. Daphne Burt, Co-Chair 773-684-7073 cell
Beth Meyer, Co-Chair 865-740-0168 cell
Rev. Jeff Johnson, Lutheran Alliance 415-841-9702 cell
Dr. Mari Irvin, Lutheran Alliance 209-483-9956 cell
Rev. Jeff Miner, Local Contact 317-894-5110
Jesus MCC 317-546-6823

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