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!

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

October LGBTQ+ Worship: Stories That Matter

Stories That Matter is our fourth worship service grounded in the experiences of the LGBTQ community and led by its members from throughout the Twin Cities.

At this month’s service we make space for one particular community within the LGBTQ spectrum that is often made invisible — bisexual or pansexual people who are in “straight” relationships or marriages. Many bi and pan people, when they are dating someone of a different gender (for example, a bisexual woman dating a man), feel as if they are less a part of the LGBTQ community. Many bi and pan people, if they speak about their sexuality while in a relationship, are asked “Why does it matter?” We assert that these stories DO matter, and we come together to hear how they have for others.

Worship will open with band-led music. We will have a small panel of bisexual / pansexual people who are currently in different-gender relationships. 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.

Beautiful Bodies: LGBTQ Worship on September 24

Beautiful Bodies is our third worship service grounded in the experiences of the LGBTQ community and led by its members from throughout the Twin Cities.

As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, we have often become isolated from our own bodies. How can we learn to reconnect with our physical selves and with our word-in-flesh God?

Worship will open with band-led music. Our preacher will be Austen Hartke, vlogger of the Trans and Christian series on YouTube . 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.