Do you desire a deeper spiritual experience, more wisdom, a sense of belonging within a faith community, or just to make a few good friends? Have you been burned by religion or hurt by hypocritical people because of your sexual orientation? Are you tired of trying to live up to the damaging stereotype of what being gay is "supposed to" mean? Are you looking to leave behind the emptiness of "the scene" and pursue positive, life-giving friendships? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, this group is for you!
Religions and hypocrisy have nothing to do with God or God's unfailing love for you. We mustn't confuse the words of confused people with the voice of God, who says YOU are fully loved and accepted just as you are, right where you are. Don't spend another day thinking you are enslaved to a life of seeking out the next party, the next fling, or the next thrill to be "gay enough" - all that does is chip away your self-worth and true identity. Whoever you are, YOU are enough. Period.
This group seeks to provide a safe space for all people (LGBT+ and allies) to come together to have fun, study scripture, discuss spiritual matters, unlearn negative teachings and beliefs, heal, grow, laugh, cry, make friends, love one another, find and express unique identities, experience breakthrough, and encourage each other to show the world around us just how awesome, loving, and generous we can be.
This group is not about church, theological debate, or religion, and you don't need to belong to any particular faith group to attend. God has never seemed particularly worried about people getting God's name right, but we do believe that the historical Jesus Christ represents the clearest image of the Divine's love for us. For this reason, we will maintain a focus on the mystical wisdom path of the "real" Jesus, while incorporating various other spiritual teachings as well. The message of Jesus, though twisted by many well-meaning people out of fear, is truly one of inclusion that applies directly to and has the power to heal our community from the inside out.
If any of this piques your interest, get in touch!