Worship by and for LGBTQ+ Christians

As LGBTQ+ Christians, we are working to create a space where we can trust that we will be fully seen, known, and loved -- by God and by others.

Our worship is a blend of evangelical and mainline traditions. We open with band-led music. We listen to Scripture and a witness from one of our LGBTQ+ leaders. After the sermon we have open time for prayer and meditation. We share in communion and then in fellowship over cookies and conversation.

All who affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans Christians are welcome to join us.

Our promises to those who come through our doors:
1. We are unequivocal in our belief that LGBTQ+ people are welcome into the body of Christ and the worship of the church just as we are.
2. We want to know who you are. When you arrive, we’ll invite you to write out a nametag with your name and pronouns. Then, we’ll use them.
3. We want to meet you where you are. For many LGBTQ+ people, walking through the doors of a church brings up a mix of emotions. If you need to cry, we’ll find tissues. If you need to take a break, we’ll make space. And if you want a hug, we are 100% ready to hug back.
4. We want to hear your story. At our prayer stations, we will try to give you space for reflection and engagement. At fellowship, we’ll ask questions and tell our own stories.
5. We celebrate a wide range of Christian faith. We draw from Scripture, from history, from tradition, from experience. We bring in new speakers to offer new ways of re-connecting with God. We sing songs both old and new, some with traditional language for God, others with contemporary metaphors. We draw from both mainline and evangelical worship styles.
6. Our communion table is open to everyone. We believe when Jesus said “Take and eat,” he offered it to everyone -- no exceptions.
7. Our leadership will reflect our community. Our leadership team are all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
8. We will probably make mistakes.
This is just a fact of being human. We ask you to tell us where we fell short, and offer ideas for how we can improve.
9. We will never stop proclaiming that the good news of Jesus is for all people.
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