Community UMCâ€™s Reconciling Core Team is partnering with Prince of Peace UMC in Elk Grove and First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights to present the acclaimed film An Act of Love on May 1 in Naperville. The film tells the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex marriage.Â â€œ An Act of Love follows Frank and his family, from the initial trial through his final Judicial Council hearing, as they join the struggle to change the Church from within to allow for greater acceptance of its LGBTQ members and clergy.â€
The film will be followed by a talk back session.Â The timing of this event provides interested parties an opportunity to discuss LGBTQ equality within the Church just prior to the Church’s General Conference later in May, where these issues will again be debated. The screening is free to attend and all are welcome.