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 an open space – you don’t have to have attended before. There’s nothing to read ahead of time and no particular version of the Bible that you’re expected to use (we usually have the New Revised Standard Version on hand if you don’t have one of your own to bring). 

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

Calendar

January and February events are planned for either outdoors or on Zoom.
For safety reasons we don’t post the Zoom links publicly, so make sure you’re signed up for our email newsletter to get it in your inbox! http://eepurl.com/c7tNG9

Sunday, Jan 16, 6:30pm: Zoom Bible Study
Bible study is an open space – you don’t have to have attended before. There’s nothing to read ahead of time and no particular version of the Bible that you’re expected to use.

Saturday, Jan 22, noon to 4pm – Lake Harriet Kite Festival
The annual Kite Festival fills the sky with colorful kites, offers winter activities for all, delicious local food trucks and FREE s’mores by the fire to warm up throughout the day. Emily Boyajian & Erica Bryerwell will be there to meet up with anyone who wants to enjoy the kites, activities, and s’mores with other QGC folks. Please note that this event is held on the frozen ice of Lake Harriet — dress warmly!

Sunday, Jan 23 , 6pm – Online Worship
Join us on Zoom or Facebook.

Sunday, Jan 30, 6pm – Zoom Game Night

Saturday Feb 5, 8pm- Luminary Loppet at Lake of the Isles
For our social gathering we’ll check out the Luminary Loppet! Contact the co-leaders if you want to go but have financial needs.

Sunday Feb 6, 6pm – Zoom Bible Study
Bible study is an open space – you don’t have to have attended before. There’s nothing to read ahead of time and no particular version of the Bible that you’re expected to use.

Sunday Feb 13, 6pm – Zoom Worship
Join us on Zoom or Facebook.

Sunday Feb 20, 6pm – Zoom Game Night

Tuesday March 1st – Disability Day of Mourning (details tbd)

Free Market – hopefully in March!
Bring your used-but-still-useable stuff you don’t want. Take home someone else’s. That’s it.

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.