About

We are a group of LGBTQIA+ Christians in the Twin Cities seeking a space where we can trust that we will be fully seen, known, and loved — by God and by others. We gather weekly (usually Sunday evenings) for worship, Bible study, game night, and cultural events.

Our worship draws from both traditional and contemporary worship styles. 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 study uses the book Manna and Mercy, which we will provide if you don’t have one already. Bible study is come as you are & when you can – no prep necessary.

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

Calendar

Sunday November 28, 5pm
Advent Evening Prayer at Tree of Life

Twin Ignition, 1317 Marshall St NE

Bible Study 
Sunday December 5, 6:30pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St NE
or On Zoom
– Zoom link will be sent out by email right before to lower the chance that someone will join with unkind intentions. Sign up at http://eepurl.com/c7tNG9 !

Free Market
Sunday December 12, 1-4pm
Grace Center, 1500 6th St NE
Bring your used-but-still-useable stuff you don’t want. Take home someone else’s. That’s it.

Advent Evening Prayer at Tree of Life
Sunday December 19, 5pm
Twin Ignition, 1317 Marshall St NE

At-Home Worship: The Longest Night
Wednesday December 22, 5pm
We’ll be recognizing the Longest Night – the solstice (technically the day after it), the time when sunlight is shortest and dark lasts longest. We’ll make space for things that are hard and sad and heavy, and also for the gifts of darkness and shadow. Join us on Zoom or Facebook. Sign up for worship material pickup/delivery at queergracecommunity.com/qgbox (if you don’t want to or you forget, that’s OK – we’ll make it easy to join in).

Mugs

Support our end of year events! For under $20 you can declare your fruitiness and support our end of year events! Available in orange or purple.

Image description: a white mug with orange overlay and white text and image. The image is a cornucopia or “horn of plenty.” The text says “just one more fruit in God’s cornucopia”.

Co-Leaders

Joshua Reno is a PhD candidate in the Classical & Near Eastern Studies department at the UMN. His dissertation examines the way Paul deploys sexual slander in his attempt to shape and control the communities to which he wrote. He lives in Northeast Minneapolis where he spends his days thinking about cats, watching cat videos, and/or pining over his friends’ cats. Outside of school, Joshua enjoys cinema, olympic lifting, obscure indie bands, and most any whiskey cocktail. Joshua helps with music and brings a certain je ne sais quoi to our community.


Emmy Kegler is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis and the founder and editor of Queer Grace, an encyclopedia of online resources around LGBTQIA+ life and faith. She lives in Minneapolis and is married to a gorgeous veterinarian named Michelle. She keeps the wheels on around this place.


Emily Szeliga comes from an eclectic faith background that includes a year living in a convent in intentional faith-based community. She currently lives in South Minneapolis with her younger sibling and many, many houseplants. She brings her relentless enthusiasm to worship leading, culture event planning, and making everyone laugh till their sides hurt.

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Not in Minneapolis?

If you’re looking for your own affirming church home but you’re not in the Twin Cities, we invite you to check out the resources at queergrace.com/find-a-church to start exploring churches in your own area.