Jan-19-2020: What is a family?

With Sue Sparlin, Beacon member and Lay Chaplain
In her role as Lay Chaplain, Sue has been asked to perform a ceremony of union for a polyamorous family: two identified woman and one identified man. This made her question our Beacon definitions of family. What wording do our administrative forms use? Do they say “mom” and “dad” or “parent one” and “parent two”? What about “parent three”? What about families where there are no children at all. What makes someone you know “family” instead of “good friend”? Sue will share what she discovered and open a conversation about how this might affect our congregational life.