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Sending Forth Service for Rev. Brian Adkins

December 15, 2016

Friends and colleagues of the Rev. Brian Adkins are invited to be present to lay hands on him, and send him forth with love and prayer as he prepares to serve on the United Methodist Commission on a Way Forward. Adkins is one of 32 persons selected by the Council of Bishops for the group charged with bridging the denomination’s deep divisions around LGBTQI people.  This music-filled, local sending forth will take place at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, on Sunday, January 15, at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share in the potluck to follow. Adkins has requested that people also bring photos of LGBTQI friends and loved ones, whose lives have been lost due to violence and bigotry, to be placed on the altar. For folks unable to attend, but would like to send a blessing to Adkins, e-mail the Rev. Linda Loessberg-Zahl at

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.