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Queerying Christianity LGBT+ workshops with Village MCC

Besi Besemar January 16, 2018

Queerying Christianity is a FREE six-week series of workshop, organised by Village MCC, asking some honestly difficult questions without trying to teach trite dogmatic answers.

A chance to genuinely explore faith questions in a safe environment with other LGBT+ people.

The course is designed to help you find your answers in ways that genuinely affirm who you are.

February 21: What is the ‘Good News’ – really?
February 28: Who, or what, is God?
March 7: What is the bible?
March 14: Does God approve of you being LGBT+?
March 21: What is prayer?
March 28: What is Easter?

The evening begins with a short presentation on the given subject and then everyone gathers over a cup of tea to share their thoughts and experiences. Everyone then comes together to see what they have discovered from each other, and to see what living faith can look like.

Rev Michael Hydes

Rev. Michael Hydes, Senior Pastor at The Village MCC, said: “I’ve talked to so many people who loved most of the Alpha course but left with a bitter taste in their mouth. They asked awkward questions that were met with evasive answers. They were left feeling that the official position of the church was probably ‘don’t ask – don’t tell’, or ‘it’s a sin, but we don’t want to talk about it’, or ‘just keep coming and God will deal with it’. 

“Queerying Christianity will provide an opportunity to come and talk with LGBT Christians who live openly and proud. Talk about real life experiences, where God is in the journey, and find your own answers. Come and be a part of a conversation that will help others find their answers too. No sales, no dogma, just real lives and good conversation.”

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove is a church that was created by LGBT+ Christians, their families, friends, and allies. It’s an MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) called to support the LGBT+ communities in whatever ways it can.

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove offers a safe space where anyone can feel at home, fully affirmed in their sexuality and gender identity.

Church members are active in the larger community, offering emergency aid and support to the homeless and vulnerably housed. Their minister, Rev. Michael, offers spiritual direction and pastoral care and they worship together every Sunday evening at 6pm at the Somerset Day Centre, 62 St. James St, Brighton Bn2 1PR.  There is a free car park at the rear of the building and refreshments will be served.

Event: Queerying Christianity workshops by The Village MCC

Where: Somerset Day Centre, 62 St, James St, Brighton Bn2 1PR. Free car park at the rear of the building.

When: Every Wednesday from February 21 – March 28, 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

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Or telephone: 07476 667353