You're Invited to the Tabernacle!

We’ll be honest: when we asked for $40,000 two weeks ago, LYNC’s leadership team was really worried. We couldn’t figure out how we’d get the word out fast enough. Many of us went into today’s emergency budget meeting with weariness and trepidation, prepared for the worst. But instead, we witnessed a miracle.

 

More than $10,000 in online gifts started the ball rolling. This movement has some AMAZING friends and supporters-- more than we know. Seeing that report was incredible. Then, our largest partner made a new pledge to the coalition that put the wind in our sails. Our smallest partner organization came to the table and DOUBLED their pledge. Things snowballed from there... 

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We are RAISING THE ROOF!

 

In the past week, we've reached out to our friends via social media with a special request. We asked for $40,000 in online donations to make our Tabernacle dream a reality. In 2012, our Tabernacle was a symbol of God's love and grace, and it was open to EVERYONE. We want to extend the same radical welcome in 2016. 

So far, more than 60 people have chipped in, and we've raised $6,150. WOW! Thank you so much, friends!

We're confident that, if enough people heard about this need, we would raise the remaining $33,850 and beyond. But that means we have to keep telling the story. Can you help us spread the word? We've created a Twibbon campaign that allows you to...

  • Add our logo to your Facebook profile picture
  • Tell family, friends, and followers about us on social media
  • Send an email to your contacts

Can you go public with your support for LYNC?

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Download Our App!

The Love Your Neighbor Coalition has created a free event app to bring its fans and followers together before and during General Conference. The app contains a news feed, a calendar of upcoming events, a network of supporters, and more!

Get it today by downloading a free app called "Guidebook" on any mobile device, searching within the app for "Love Your Neighbor Coalition," and downloading the guide with our logo.
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3 Ways You Can Make a Difference at GC2016

If you want the United Methodist Church to become a more just and loving organization in the wake of General Conference 2016, there's good news and there's bad news: 

The good news is, you can make a difference. 

The bad news is, it's up to you. 

The Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) is working to end the UMC's discrimination against people based on race, class, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. But we can't do it alone. 

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Progressive Coalition kicks off "Month of Giving"

Churches across the United Methodist connection will take special offerings in the coming week to support the work of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC).

LYNC represents a diverse partnership of thirteen United Methodist groups and caucuses. Its stated purpose is to work together for a "just, inclusive, and grace-filled denomination." At the 2012 General Conference, LYNC was best known for its Tabernacle, a huge outdoor tent that served free meals and hosted progressive speakers.

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New Partnership with Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

Portland, Oregon - February 4th 2016 - The Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) is delighted to announce a new funding partnership with the Oregon Idaho Annual Conference and The Collins Foundation. Among other things, a major grant paid to send eight delegates to four international briefing sessions in February. The grant will also provide scholarships for young adults who want to volunteer with LYNC as Legislative Advocates. 

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Coalition to Africa Bishops: Let's Talk

A coalition of 13 official and unofficial United Methodist caucuses hope a letter responding to a statement from the African bishops opens a channel for working together— even as the church seems destined to butt heads over accepting or rejecting ministry with LGBTQ people.

“We must insist that peace is not going to come through ignoring the demands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians for full inclusion in the church."

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