LGBTQ+ Christmas Worship: Tender Mercy

Many LGBTQ+ Christians feel the pressure to return to church at Christmas, buttoned into our best matching sweaters and pinned to the pew alongside our families of origin. But what if that very story — the Christmas story — is not a story leading to exclusion but an embodied proclamation of God’s presence with those who live on the margins?

Worship will open with band-led music. We’ll explore the Christmas story in word and proclamation. There will be open time for prayer and meditation, followed by sharing in communion and fellowship time after worship.

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

Benefit Game Night for LKFS!

Join us for another all-ages game night to benefit the Little Kitchen Food Shelf!

Suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit the Little Kitchen Food Shelf, serving up to 600 families a month all across the metro. You can give in person or online at gracenempls.org/donate.

Feel free to bring games or snacks to share. All board and card games welcome!

Saturday November 25, 2017, 4-7pm

Undie Sunday on November 19

We have been invited by THE DRAWER ministry to join them in their collection of new socks and underwear for those in need by hosting an Undie Sunday!

We are invited to bring NEW socks and underwear for men, women, and children who are in need this coming Sunday November 19. Leaders from THE DRAWER will join us after worship to collect and count our offering of socks and underwear, and to take them to community organization that can distribute them directly to those most in need.

Joining with THE DRAWER in providing NEW items for those in deep need is a natural extension of the incredible work already being done in our food shelf.

Please support this ministry by living into our call to clothe those in need, and bring a pack (or more!) of new socks or underwear to worship this Sunday!

Give to the Max Day 2017

Thursday is Give to the Max Day — a day of celebration throughout Minnesota when nonprofits and service organizations campaign for donations through givemn.org, along with fabulous possible prizes like a Golden Ticket of $10,000!

As in past years, you can directly support LKFS through Give to the Max Day. This year, our finance team has also approved a special push for new givers to support our growing LGBTQ+ Worship.

One of the most effective ways to encourage donations on Give to the Max Day is to share a project on your Facebook or other social media. Check our Facebook page for an easy to share post, or write your own!

Breaking Bread: LGBTQ+ Dinner and Worship

For our November worship we gather not only around the communion table but around a full dinner!

Many members of the LGBTQ+ community know what it’s like to not go “home for the holidays.” Along with the usual reasons (travel costs, opening at 5am on Black Friday, multiple families to visit, etc), many of us aren’t welcome or safe sharing a meal with our families of origin.

So for November, we will share a holiday meal together! We’ll have some of the basics along with a few gluten-free and vegan options. Feel free to bring a dish to share, or just bring yourself.

We’ll open with a shorter version of our regular worship, and then move right from communion into a full meal. Worship will start in the multi-purpose room where we regularly have fellowship.

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

Sunday, November 26, 5pm
1500 6th St NE, enter at the purple door