Deliver 95 words or scriptures of resistance emailed, placed on church doors and delivered with media to Conference Offices.
Bring the Resist Harm message to the consciousness of every UMC agency.
Organize a unified Resist Harm march in Minneapolis in May.
March and sing “For Everyone Born” in visible UM sites all at the same time all over the world.
Offer a worship service and rally that includes acts of repentance.
Organize a run or a walk in support of full LGBTQIA inclusion in the church.
Organize silent prayer sit-ins imploring bishops to Resist Harm by stopping trials and not processing complaints. (“Until EVERYONE is allowed in, we sit outside in silent prayer.”)
Flood social media with pictures of clergy, either in front of or in their churches with a Resist Harm sign.
Organize Jurisdictional marches or gatherings on January 4.
Protest the Traditional Plan outside of District and Conferences offices.
Organize a mass march of United Methodists who oppose the Traditional Plan. Suggestion: Seek locations that can handle a mass of people and where there would be good media coverage.
Hold Vigils of Resistance at prominent WCA Churches on January 2, with acts of forgiveness for the WCA. Rise above the hurt and damage to live out “When they go low we go high” and “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
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