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Rev. Frank Schaefer

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Methodist Pastor

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
Phone: (817) ***-****  HQ Phone
First United Methodist Church
422 Church Street
Grapevine, Texas 76051
United States

Company Description: First United Methodist Church offers a full range of music opportunities with the following: Choral Music: Chancel Choir - Adults Men's Choir The music...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    United Methodist Church

Education

  • Princeton Theological Seminary
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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 10, ...
www.state-journal.com, 6 Feb 2014 [cached]
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 10, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks with reporters after a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his sons gay wedding in Massachusetts. The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, FEB. 10, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, former United Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer after he officiated his sons gay wedding in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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The intensity of the conflict was laid bare over the last several months, when the church tried, convicted and defrocked Frank Schaefer, a Pennsylvania pastor who presided at the wedding of his son to another man. Berryman said the case galvanized Methodists advocating for recognition of gay marriage, increasing donations to the group and traffic on Reconciling Ministries' online sites. Schaefer has since been traveling the country giving talks and sermons on gay acceptance.
In December, pastor Frank ...
www.ldnews.com, 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
In December, pastor Frank Schaefer of central Pennsylvania was defrocked after he officiated at his son's gay wedding. The church considers homosexuality "incompatible with Christian teaching."
Ogletree is a theologian, a former Yale Divinity School dean and a retired elder in the church's New York district, or Annual Conference. Former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer embraces The Rev. Lorelei Toombs during a news conference, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer embraces The Rev. Lorelei Toombs during a news conference, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his son's gay wedding in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke)
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Rev. Frank Schaefer remains defiant
Complainant in Rev. Frank Schaefer case states his position
Schaefer trial: United Methodist bishop admits to 'contradictions' in Book of Discipline
South Lebanon pastor Frank Schaefer rebuked for gay wedding looks to future
Methodist pastor from Iona found guilty in church trial
Live blog: Rev. Frank Schaefer to learn fate today
Defrocked pastor Frank ...
www.ldnews.com, 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Defrocked pastor Frank Schaefer to speak at Lancaster church | Full Story Defrocked pastor Frank Schaefer to speak at Lancaster church - Lebanon Daily News
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Defrocked pastor Frank Schaefer to speak at Lancaster church
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Recently defrocked United Methodist minister Frank Schaefer will be the Human Relations Day preacher at First United Methodist Church in downtown Lancaster on Jan. 19.
During the 8:30, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. services at the church at Duke and Walnut streets, Schaefer will speak about human relations and how it relates to his faith, family and recent ordeal with the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, according to a church news release.
Six years after he conducted a same-sex marriage for his son at a Massachusetts restaurant, Schaefer, then the pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon County, went on trial in November for violating the United Methodist Church's Book of Discipline, which does not permit same-sex marriages.
At the conclusion of the two-day trial at a Chester County church camp, a jury of clergy members convicted Schaefer and suspended him for 30 days. Near the end of his suspension, Schaefer said he could not uphold the Book of Discipline but did not want to surrender his credentials.
Frank Schaefer Pastor ...
www.charismanews.com, 28 May 2014 [cached]
Frank Schaefer Pastor Frank Schaefer was defrocked following his decision not to adhere to the United Methodist Book of Discipline by promising not to conduct further same-sex ceremonies.
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Frank Schaefer, a former Pennsylvania pastor, was found guilty of violating church law when he officiated at his son's 2007 wedding, though his appeal will be heard on June 20. Schaefer was told he could keep his clergy credentials if he recanted his support of gay marriage, but he refused.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Hollywood United ...
www.hollywoodumc.org, 12 Jan 2014 [cached]
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Hollywood United Methodist Church will host recently defrocked United Methodist Church minister, Rev. Frank Schaefer, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM.
Rev. Schaefer, the former pastor of Zion United Methodist in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, garnered national attention for being defrocked by the United Methodist Church in late 2013 after it was discovered he had performed the wedding of his son to his same-sex partner in 2007. The act violates the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, which does not permit pastors to perform same-sex marriages.
Rev. Schaefer was officially suspended for thirty days, following a two-day trial by members of the local clergy. Near the end of his suspension, Rev. Schaefer said he could not uphold the Book of Discipline, but did not want to surrender his credentials. He was officially defrocked on December 19, 2013 by the Board of the Ordained Ministry.
In a letter to Rev. Schaefer on December 20, 2013, the Bishop in Residence for California-Pacific Conference, Bishop Minerva Carcaño, invited Rev. Schaefer to join the ministry of the California-Pacific Conference. In a letter to Rev. Schaefer on December 20, 2013, the Bishop in Residence for California-Pacific Conference, Bishop Minerva Carcaño, invited Rev. Schaefer to join the ministry of the California-Pacific Conference.
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