February 15, 2011.
In lieu of a February PEP meeting, the PEP board invites
member to attend a meeting of Integrity.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is pleased to host
Max Niedzwiecki, the Executive Director of Integrity USA, on
Monday, on February 21, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.
Integrity USA is the principal advocacy organization for the
full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
persons in the life of the Episcopal Church.
All interested persons are invited to join us for a potluck
dinner, short presentation and discussion.
Since its founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in
1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for
LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church, working for the full
inclusion of all the baptized in all the sacraments. Max
will present a short overview of Integrity’s work and
current priorities, and will lead a discussion on how we can
strengthen LGBT ministry in the diocese of Pittsburgh. Our
experience shows that a chapter-type model with regular
meetings does not meet the needs of LGBT Episcopalians in
Pittsburgh. Max will introduce alternative models to
organizing LGBT ministry, and we will make concrete plans
how to build up the LGBT ministry in our diocese.