QGC April and May Events!

You asked, we answered…. now hosting events EVERY Sunday evening and come May, we’re adding non-Sunday Bible studies!

All Bible studies will use the same book (Manna and Mercy) which we will provide if you don’t have one already. Feel free to pop into whatever group works best in your schedule; you don’t have to stick to one every month.

 

SATURDAY Bible Study – Saturday May 12, 4-6pm
Grace Center for Community Life

CULTURE NIGHT – Sunday May 13
We’ll meet up to see the 7pm showing of Disobedience at Landmark Edina.

 

PROPHETIC: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices
Minneapolis congregations Edina Community Lutheran, Redeemer Lutheran, and Westwood Lutheran are working together to create a weekend centered on LGBTQ+ and POC voices, with Jennifer Knapp (yes! a dream come true for every young Christian queer girl of the 90s and 00s!) doing an interview on Friday and a concert on Saturday along with bands from Northside.

Friday May 18, 8pm – Concert and Q&A with Jennifer Knappat Westwood Lutheran Church moderated by our very own Nikole!

Saturday May 19, 9:30am-noon – Forum & Workshops at Edina Community Lutheran Church with Taylor Seaberg, Jen Nagel, Jennifer Knapp, Zed Jensen, Katherine Parent, and Austen Hartke, moderated by Emmy

Saturday May 19, 6:30pm – Celebrating Colorful Queernessat North High School Auditorium
Community Concert feat. Taylor Seaberg, Jennifer Knapp, Soul Beautiful, & Jibreel Khumas

 

 

WEDNESDAY Bible Study – Wednesday May 23, 7-9pm
Grace Center for Community Life

Bible Study – Sunday May 27, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery

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Queer Grace Community

As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, we seek 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.

Our Bible studies use the same book (Manna and Mercy) which we will provide if you don’t have one already. Feel free to pop into whatever group works best in your schedule; you don’t have to stick to the same one every month.

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

 

Upcoming Events

SATURDAY Bible Study – Saturday May 12, 4-6pm
Grace Center for Community Life

CULTURE NIGHT – Sunday May 13
We’ll meet up to see the 7pm showing of Disobedience at Landmark Edina.

 

PROPHETIC: Amplifying Queer & Colorful Voices
Minneapolis congregations Edina Community Lutheran, Redeemer Lutheran, and Westwood Lutheran are working together to create a weekend centered on LGBTQ+ and POC voices, with Jennifer Knapp (yes! a dream come true for every young Christian queer girl of the 90s and 00s!) doing an interview on Friday and a concert on Saturday along with bands from Northside.

Friday May 18, 8pm – Concert and Q&A with Jennifer Knapp at Westwood Lutheran Church moderated by our very own Nikole!

Saturday May 19, 9:30am-noon – Forum & Workshops at Edina Community Lutheran Church with Taylor Seaberg, Jen Nagel, Jennifer Knapp, Zed Jensen, Katherine Parent, and Austen Hartke, moderated by Emmy

Saturday May 19, 6:30pm – Celebrating Colorful Queerness at North High School Auditorium
Community Concert feat. Taylor Seaberg, Jennifer Knapp, Soul Beautiful, & Jibreel Khumas

 

WEDNESDAY Bible Study – Wednesday May 23, 7-9pm
Grace Center for Community Life

Bible Study – Sunday May 27, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery

 

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Our Promises
We will be unequivocal in our belief that LGBTQ+ people are welcome into the body of Christ and the worship of the church just as we are.
We will want to know who you are. When you arrive, we’ll ask for your name and pronouns. Then, we’ll use them.
We will want to meet you where you are. For many LGBTQ+ people, walking through the doors of a church brings up a mix of emotions. So sometimes we’re not in a church. And when we are, 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.
We will 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.
We will celebrate a wide range of Christian faith. Our worship draws 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.
Our communion table is open to everyone. We believe when Jesus said “Take and eat,” he offered it to everyone — no exceptions.
Our leadership will reflect our community. Our leadership team are all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
We will never stop proclaiming that the good news of Jesus is for all people.

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