Courageous Conversations

Summer 2021


In the summer of 2021, PWUMC is focused on our “Summer of Love,” with programs, missions projects and sermons that help us learn to love our neighbor. One component of that effort is our Courageous Conversations series, tackling hot topics that people are talking about.

Our Courageous Conversation on Human Sexuality was held on August 1. Pastors Yvi and Choongho were joined by panelists Keely Golden, Andy & Maureen Hemphill, and Justin Short for a conversation on LGBTQ issues in our community and church. This conversation focused on the personal stories of the panelists, who have a broad range of experiences and insights.


If you’d like to have further conversation on this topic in a small group setting during the first three weeks of August, please register below. In addition, we’ll be sharing various resources you can check out for your own personal study, as well as planning more events and classes in the coming months that dive more deeply into the theology around this topic.


Register for an August small group:
Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


Looking for more information? We recommend the following resources (more to come!):


“Matthew Vines: The Gay Debate” — video

“God and the Gay Christian” — book by Matthew Vines

“Bishop Richard Wilke: A Plea to the United Methodist Church” — video



Courageous Conversation on Racism

Our Courageous Conversation on Racism panel discussion and event was held on Sunday, June 27. Pastor Yvi Martin was joined by panelists Pastor Choongho Kwon, Jamie Grayson, Marsha Roth and Will Majors for a wide-ranging conversation about race in our community and church. The hour-long panel discussion is available below.


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