November 9, 2019 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm Church Street UMC Parish Hall
J.J. Warren

J.J. Warren

J.J. Warren is a graduate of New York’s Sarah Lawrence College (‘19) and a seminary student at Boston University School of Theology (‘22). After his impassioned speech at General Conference 2019, he has traveled to United Methodist congregations around the world, working toward the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the Church. He’s the author of an upcoming book, Reclaiming Church: A Call to Action for Religious Rejects, which will be published by the UMC’s Abingdon Press in February 2020. He is a certified candidate for ministry in the UMC, and a lay delegate to General Conference 2020. For questions about this event, please contact Will Johnson at

Schedule for November 9:

2 pm – Workshops
(Register in Advance using the form below)
What is RMN, and how does a group or church become Reconciling?
A brief overview of history of RMN and the steps/process to becoming a Reconciling Church or Community.
How to engage in difficult conversations
This is a season to lean into conversations we might naturally want to avoid. Learn some techniques and tools for engaging in difficult but life-changing conversations, especially with those who view life and faith and inclusion differently from the way we do.
What lies ahead? Preparing Holston for GC 2020
We’ll look at the timeline before us – leading up to and following General Conference 2020 and provide some concrete suggestions for how Reconciling United Methodists can be engaged during this season, locally, and at the District, Conference and wider church level.

5:30 pm – Dinner – Includes Salsaritas Fajitas Bar, Dessert, & Beverage

(Please purchase your dinner reservations by November 3 under “Purchase Your Dinner” below)

6:30 pm – J.J. Warren Keynote

(Limited Seating – Register in Advance using the form below)

Please share the church you attend so we can stay connected.
Please check all the events you plan to attend on Nov. 9. Dinner reservations must be made in advance below (under "Make Your Reservation").

Purchase Your Dinner:

After you “Add to Cart” below, click on “Cart” below to finish checking out (you may add more than one reservation to your order on the next page). If you are making multiple reservations on one order, you will be asked to include names for each reservation when you get to your “Cart” page. Price of dinner is $15.63 ($15.00 + $.63 in fees).