Book Launch with Bishop Oliveto

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Sunday Worship at 8:15 &11am | Sunday School for All Ages at 9:30am

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Please join us for a Book Launch with Bishop Karen Oliveto! We are delighted to celebrate her latest book,

Together at the Table: Diversity without Division in The United Methodist Church.

In Together at the Table, Bishop Oliveto continues her public message of LGBTQ inclusion, expanding these ideas through her personal story of becoming the first openly LGBTQ person to be elected bishop in The United Methodist Church . Together at the Table continues threads from her previous book, Our Strangely Warmed Hearts (Abingdon 2018), which explores the calling of LGBTQ persons into ministry, as well as recounts the complicated history associated with the topic.

While registration is not required, we hope you will help us know to expect you at the book launch. By registering, you will help us to be prepared for all our guests!

Books are available for pre-order! A pre-ordered book will guarantee you a spot in line at the book signing. If you do not wish to pre-order, a limited number of both of Bishop Oliveto’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

Can't make it to Trinity? Don't live in Denver? Join us online for a Facebook Live of the program with Bishop Oliveto! Click the button on September 24 to go out the Trinity UMC Facebook page to watch.

Event Details:

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80202

The program will be presented in the TUMC Sanctuary (Level 4), followed by a book signing and refreshments in the TUMC Atrium (Level 1). Can't make it to Trinity? Watch the live stream on Trinity's Facebook page here!

Event Partners:

Trinity is pleased to partner in this event with the following churches and organizations:

United Methodist Associate of Retired ClergyBroomfield United Methodist ChurchHope United Methodist ChurchConverge Denver

We are pleased to partner with The Center's youth program, Rainbow Alley, as the beneficiary of the Book Launch with Bishop Oliveto! The Center works "to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado." Rainbow Alley employs this vision with LGBTQ youth, providing "a safe and brave space supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11 to 21." With a drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills—all in a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment—they have and continue to do amazing things in Denver!

How You Can Help:

  • Make a donation to support Rainbow Alley through the Book Pre-Order Form
  • Give towards the Love Offering for Rainbow Alley at the event
  • Volunteer with The Center and Rainbow Alley


We are pleased to welcome our panel guests! They will be participating in a facilitated conversation with Bishop Oliveto about her new book!

  • Representative of UMARC, UMC Retired Clergy
  • The Reverend Canon Broderick Greer, St. John's Cathedral, Denver
  • Stay tuned for more panelists!

View and download the press release here.

Contacts: Mary Soroka and Gillian Ford