Pray In Schedule & Promotional Materials

We are pleased to announce the schedule for our actions in Minneapolis at the PC(USA) General Aseembly. You will also find this information on a small postcard which you can download, print, and distribute on your own or forward via email to friends and supporters.

Please join us at a national PRAY IN action hosted by Soulforce at the 219th General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church (PC (USA) in Minneapolis on July 7-10, 2010 at The Plaza (Outdoor Park at the Minneapolis Convention Center)

  1. 1 Nonviolent Resistance Training July 7, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
    (Not Required to Attend Action on July 8-9)
    Westminster Presbyterian Church CHAPEL 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  2. PRAY IN July 8-9, 2010 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    (Please bring your favorite scripture, prayer or reflection to read; or personal testimonies to share)
  3. Commissioning Event
    July 10, 2010 8:00 a.m. Soulforce Central
    (Not Required to attend action)
    Westminster Presbyterian Church CHAPEL 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

We need your support to ensure that our Soulforce message about human dignity and worth is carried to the Convention floor and understood by the 8000 people who will be in attendance where these marriages are legal without fear of reprisals through the church courts.

Our Soulforce Commitment

Soulforce News Alert
June 5, 2000

There are rumors circulating about our Soulforce presence in Long Beach. We promise you this: We will not disrupt, anger, or embarrass the GA or the PCUSA in any way. Whatever you have heard, we will not block, impede or attempt to enter. We are committed to the principles of nonviolence (in thought, word, and deed) as taught by Jesus, Gandhi and King. A large percentage of our delegation is made up of Presbyterians or former-Presbyterians with long and loving ties to the PCUSA. We are all people of faith coming to Long Beach in search of reconciliation, not conflict.
Read the full details of our GA visit.

On Sunday morning, June 25, from 8:30 a.m., we’ll be standing in prayerful vigil at the Convention Center. Stop and get acquainted on your way into the "Opening Communion Service," or consider joining us outside the Center at our own 9:30 a.m. service of worship and renewal "Where all God’s children are welcome."

At 11:00 a.m. while you are inside worshipping, we will be outside facing arrest, fines, possible jail time and a police record. We understand how important community worship is to all Presbyterians. We choose your communion service to make our protest outside precisely because it’s at Christ’s table where GLBT Presbyterians called to full participation and ordained service in the Church are denied. Our arrests outside will not disturb your service inside in any way.

We must take this stand. Your current official policy of exclusion has the effect of condemning all sexual minorities as unloved by God and unwelcome in the Presbyterian Church. It leads to discrimination, suffering, and even death for Presbyterians and non-Presbyterians alike. We are being arrested to demonstrate how determined we are to see the PCUSA open its doors (and its positions of leadership) to all God’s children once again.

Soulforce, P.O. Box 4467, Laguna Beach, CA. 92652 (949) 455-0999

Presbyterian Church (USA)

2010 Update

"On July 8, 2010, the 219th General Assembly proposed a change to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Constitution that would remove barriers to the ordination of LGBT persons by a vote of 373-323-4. In May, 2011 a majority of the 173 presbyteries ratified the proposal , removing the celibacy requiredment that kept many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from becoming ministers. For more information check out the More Light Presbyterian website, www.mlp.org/."

Soulforce Actions:

Soulforce at the PC(USA) 2010 General Assembly

The Presbyterian Church (USA) Trial of Rev. Van Kuiken

2001 Tampa – Presbytery Meeting

2000 Long Beach – Presbyterian General Assembly

Related Sites:

More Light Presbyterians
www.mlp.org