A personal announcement from Ken Morrison
I’ve got a big personal announcement and request to make, but first a few lines of background.
For a very long time I’ve struggled with depression and generally feeling not “right”. Eventually, a bit over 18 months ago, I gained a sudden understanding of my unease. In spite of presenting to both myself and everyone else as a man, at a fundamental level, I realised that my natural identity was that of a woman. Thus, I am transgender. This was a big surprise to me!
While I quickly felt confident in my genuine gender identity, I’ve spent a lot of time with prayer and introspection as well as multiple sessions with a specialist psychologist, all confirming my initial insight.
I’ve “come out” to a handful of people, including my family, Ian and a small support group from the church. It’s now time for me to be presenting full-time as the woman I am inside. So from now on, I’ll be grateful if you could address me as Kenna rather than Ken and use “she/her” pronouns.
I’m happy to engage in further positive discussion by email, phone, or on the BUC Facebook page, where Ian is posting an equivalent version of this.
-Kenna (formerly Ken)
You might also like to read the UCA’s Uniting Network statement on Gender Diversity.
Join Ian after worship at 10:30 on Zoom. See the Facebook event or simply join here.
We welcome Fiona Bottcher as our preacher on Sunday 16th August while Ian enjoys a weekend off. Fiona is a chaplain at Sunshine Hospital and a member of our congregation.
Need a bit of cheering up? – contact Saide to arrange local only contactless pick up or delivery (when you are already out shopping or exercising) of Saide’s preserves and even more excitingly Jenny Hunter’s famous Lemon Butter ($3-$4). FUNdraising for the Olive Arts. Call 0407 096 743.
A triple letter dinner with a twist
The Community Team invites you to join in the fun of Fabulously Fancy Feasts within your own households any time during August, any day, any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Create a menu, dress up, decorate your table, light some candles, make it fabulous. Invite another household or two to join you by Zoom. Zoom connections are free for 45 minutes for 3 or more connections and unlimited for two. Make it fun and most importantly take photos. Share them on the FFF Facebook album.