We joyfully invite you to join us for our (first of many?) LGBTQ-led evening worship service, Starting With This Scripture. Worship is at 5pm on Sunday, July 23, at Grace Community Center for Life at 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis MN.
Our worship service is formed around the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, whose race, political status, and gender nonconformity should have prevented his inclusion in the Christian church — and instead the apostle Philip is moved to tell him the good news of Jesus and baptize him. As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, many of us have known what it’s like for our sexuality or gender identity to be considered prohibitive to our inclusion in the church. In this story we recognize and celebrate God’s abundant love for *all* — including those whom the “insiders” of the church never thought possible.
Worship will open with band-led music. Our preacher will be Nikole Mitchell, member of the Thursday night preaching team at Woodland Hills Church. 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.