The Nonprofit Learning Lab workshop is hosting an upcoming workshop

 

Train the Trainers Workshop | Los Angeles | February 24, 2020

 

This is a great training for professionals, government agencies, nonprofits and consultants that lead workshops, orientations, retreats, trainings and want to improve their facilitation and training skills. 

 

Curriculum covers: opening a training, preparing for a training, methods for developing learning objectives, instructional design, adult learning, engaged learning and more! For more information

Glitter Ash Wednesday

Glitter Ashes To Go

Wednesday, February 26 @ 6-7PM

on the Church Porch

Led by Rev. Janet Gollery McKeithen, Joseph Hepburn and Maureen Dean

WHAT IS GLITTER+ASH WEDNESDAY?

Ash Wednesday is a Christian ritual, but is open to any person of any faith tradition or no faith tradition. It takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the placing of ashes on the forehead. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of preparation for transformation... sort of like a cleanse! Everyone is welcome for Glitter Ashes.

 

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

The reason we are using Glitter Ashes is to let the world know that we are progressive, queer-positive people of faith. We are giving glitter ashes in the street to those who either may not have time to go to a church—or may have been rejected by a church.

 

The public face of Christianity and many other faith traditions is often a face of intolerance -- especially toward LGBTQIA+ people. There are millions of Christians and people of other faith traditions who believe that we are called by our faith to love, not hate. Glitter ashes are a witness to an inclusive religious faith.

It is commonly believed that God condemns LGBTQIA+ people. This is “fake news” not the Good News of Jesus or anybody else. Christian condemnation is toxic, doing vast damage to queer people, especially to queer youth—and to their families who are told they should reject their children. The Christian Church has blood on its hands and has a lot of work to do. By becoming visible, we are seeking to witness to a God of love and healing.

In Gratitude,

Rev. Janet Gollery McKeithen

Communitas: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Please submit Honoree Nominees to office@CIOP4Justice.org with reason for nomination.

Nominate people who are helping to create a more just world.  

Deadline to be considered is Friday, February 7th.

Important Announcement

Resources for the upcoming March 3rd Presidential Primary Election

 

 

*The Church in Ocean Park will not be a designated polling place