PEP Adopts Integrity as February Meeting

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.