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This lenten study series is your Regional Council Affirming Committee's invitation to you to enter the work - and faithful practice - of exploring what it means to be a church of belonging.


The Study Series

You are warmly invited! This is a series for all people, no matter one's identity or sexuality. You can chose to the Regional Council-led Study Sessions, download and use the customizable resource to lead your own small group in your own setting, join just the Author Talks, or explore the Study Guide on your own. 


The Schedule of Days

2 Live Author Engagements5 Study Sessions

Author Talk & Series Opening Event: An Intro to Queer Virtue, with Rev Liz Erdman

  • Wednesday  February 10 , 6:30-8pm PT/ 7:30-9pm MT

The Study Sessions: Lead by Regional Council Affirming Working Group Members

  • Monday Nights 6:30-8pm PT/ 7:30pm-9pm MT
    • February 22  - Identity/Pride
    • March 1  - Risk/Coming Out
    • March 8  - Touch
    • March 15  - Adoption/Authenticity 
    • March 22  - Scandal/Hospitality   

Author Talk & Series Closing Event: Queer Virtue, What Next?, with Rev Liz Erdman

  • Wednesday  April 14 , 6:30pm-8pmPT/ 7:30pm-9pm MT


The Book

Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity by The Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman


  • Team Work is Dream Work. This series is a joint offering from the Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain Regional Council Affirming Working Groups, and is being coordinated by Pam Rocker of Affirming Connections. It invites you to be intentional about growing b elonging with United Church siblings in Christ. All ages and demographics, identities and sexualities welcome!

    Psst. A bonus Young Adult and Youth Session with Rev Liz will be added to the schedule in March!

    To register for these sessions,  click HERE