End Church LGBTQ Discrimination

"There is some level of my discrimination that you all [the Church] are comfortable with," Rev. Amy DeLong.

It's hard for us to believe in these contemporary times that we, the Church, continue to discriminate against others in our faith communities. The worst part is that while we discriminate we profess unconditional, authentic love of neighbor. This inconsistency is more than hypocritical; it's cruel and abusive. And it must end.

Through our work via extraordinary ordinations, The Church Within A Church Movement (CWACM) seeks to end such discrimination. CWACM clergy actively create welcoming space for everyone in their local communities, BEing the fully inclusive church today.

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, we will ordain dr. candi dugas in Metro Atlanta, GA during The Invitation: An Extraordinary Ordination Experience, celebrating candi's ministry of 20 years. A graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), Gammon Seminary/Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, GA) and The University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), candi meets people where they are. She engages us in creative, reflective and meaningful experiences to help us reach our goals - from deepening faith-/belief-based relationships to self-discovery to breaking cycles of financial poverty. (Learn more about candi .)

We invite you to help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting  ordination weekend expenses with your financial gifts. Your donations are tax-deductible! Check out candi's video from our very successful My God Is Not a Bully campaign:

This GoFundMe mini-campaign is the final stretch of meeting our overall fundraising goals. We have already raised 60% of our overall goal and just need $6,047 to meet it completely. Please see below our budget for our remaining needs:

Sex Trafficking Forum Lunch (20 people) - $75
Organ Rental - $300
Security - $290
Cast/Crew Refreshments - $49
Reception - $245
Team Lead Stipends - $300
Assistant Producers - $600
Worship Leaders - $125
Preachers' Love Offerings - $350
Choreographer and Dancers - $300
Actors - $175
Musicians and Singers - $2,275
Graphic Design - $459
Printing - $304
Van Rental for Out-of-Town Guests - $200

Thank you for your generous support of this exciting and unique weekend event that will also include a sex trafficking forum, a tour of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a donation to local hunger programs, the ministry of incredibly talented musicians, singers, dancers and proclaimers - along with a mini-musical anthology of candi's dramatic works by the debut of her theatrical troupe, Surrender!

The Church Within A Church Movement
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Candi Dugas 
Atlanta, GA
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