Kerr, Frances Curry Records Concerning Inclusion at Myers Park Baptist Church
Span Dates: 1995 - 2014
Bulk Dates: 1995 - 2009
Volume: .29 Linear Feet (1 box)
This collection contains material documenting congregational dialogue concerning sexuality at Myers Park Baptist Church. Includes committee reports, correspondence, planning documents and position statements.
In 1994, Frances C. Kerr (Mrs. George) was asked to lead a group of Myers Park Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC) members to examine matters of sexuality as it pertained to the mission and covenant of the church. Myers Park Baptist Church was founded in 1943 by a visionary group of families that shared a dream: to build a church that welcomed all, embodied Christ’s teachings, and reflected the spirit of religious freedom rooted in the Baptist tradition. Mrs. Kerr had an M.ED in counseling and was the mother of a lesbian in that community and had been a member of the church since 1957. By 2002, the Board of Deacons of MPBC accepted a proposal to change the covenant to read, "We covenant to be a community of God's creation and affirm that we are open to all and closed to none." This was the result of the committee's work over the previous 8 years.
An online finding aid is available.
This collection is available at the University of North Carolina Charlotte Archives and Rare Books division of the J. Murrey Atkins Library.
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