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COME TO RECEIVE: Elm CIty Oasis welcomes all. Through building a spirit of discipleship, this gathering will provide life-affirming community with the express purpose of extravagant welcome. | COME TO RE-CLAIM: Decrease the negative impact (spiritual trauma, suicide, etc.) of the misinterpreted “clobber passages.” Instead, those who regularly attend LGBTQI Christians will learn to reclaim these passages and find a life-giving message in them. | COME TO REVIVE: To bring personal and social transformation and healing.

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Bible+Burger

Box 63 American Bar & Grill

One the second Sunday of every month at 4:30 p.m., seekers gather at Box 63 American Bar & Grill (338 Elm St, New Haven, CT; near the Yale University Bookstore). We boldly consider the Hebrew and Christian scriptures in light of modern Biblical scholarship and our queer and allied perspectives.

LGBT Worship and Communion Service

Church of the Redeemer

Mission: Elm City Oasis exists to provide Christian community and worship opportunities to LGBTQI people in the greater New Haven, CT area. Purpose: • To provide a safe and healing space for people (1) who were rejected by their faith communities of origin because of their sexuality or gender identity, (2) people who do not feel safe even entering a Christian church because of their spiritual trauma, (3) who are practicing Christians but isolated from other LGBTQI people of faith, and (4) LGBTQI people who attend a welcoming church with several LGBTQI people but seek even more ecumenical community amongst LGBTQI Christians. • To provide an opportunity for LGBTQI Christians to network with those who attend a different church or no church • To hear LGBTQI-affirming interpretation of Christian scripture • To participate in healing ritual together as an ecumenical community Desired Outcomes: • Receive: LGBTQI Christians welcomes all. Through building a spirit of discipleship, this gathering will provide life-affirming community with the express purpose of extravagant welcome. • Re-Claim: Decrease the negative impact (spiritual trauma, suicide, etc.) of the misinterpreted “clobber passages.” Instead, those who regularly attend LGBTQI Christians will learn to reclaim these passages and find a life-giving message in them. • Revive: To bring personal and social transformation and healing.

Bible+Burger

Box 63 American Bar & Grill

One the second Sunday of every month at 4:30 p.m., seekers gather at Box 63 American Bar & Grill (338 Elm St, New Haven, CT; near the Yale University Bookstore). We boldly consider the Hebrew and Christian scriptures in light of modern Biblical scholarship and our queer and allied perspectives.

LGBT Worship and Communion Service

Church of the Redeemer

Mission: Elm City Oasis exists to provide Christian community and worship opportunities to LGBTQI people in the greater New Haven, CT area. Purpose: • To provide a safe and healing space for people (1) who were rejected by their faith communities of origin because of their sexuality or gender identity, (2) people who do not feel safe even entering a Christian church because of their spiritual trauma, (3) who are practicing Christians but isolated from other LGBTQI people of faith, and (4) LGBTQI people who attend a welcoming church with several LGBTQI people but seek even more ecumenical community amongst LGBTQI Christians. • To provide an opportunity for LGBTQI Christians to network with those who attend a different church or no church • To hear LGBTQI-affirming interpretation of Christian scripture • To participate in healing ritual together as an ecumenical community Desired Outcomes: • Receive: LGBTQI Christians welcomes all. Through building a spirit of discipleship, this gathering will provide life-affirming community with the express purpose of extravagant welcome. • Re-Claim: Decrease the negative impact (spiritual trauma, suicide, etc.) of the misinterpreted “clobber passages.” Instead, those who regularly attend LGBTQI Christians will learn to reclaim these passages and find a life-giving message in them. • Revive: To bring personal and social transformation and healing.

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LGBT Worship and Communion Service

Church of the Redeemer

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