what we're about
As a ministry of Forefront Brooklyn, we are committed to creating Christian community for anyone who identifies as queer or questioning. Wherever you are on the journey of faith, gender & sexuality, we welcome you to join us. As an LGBTQIA-affirming space, we're here to provide a safe, spiritual home for people to ask questions and connect with others.
We host monthly events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as occasional educational events for the public. To see what we've been up to, check out our Eventbrite profile and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. To learn more about how Forefront BK transitioned to become open-and-affirming, check out a profile of our church in The New York Times.
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June 10th, 1pm, Whole Foods
This year, we’ve been inviting people to a lot of big, content-heavy events, and we want to do something social and smaller, especially for the new folks who’ve joined our group.
That’s why we’re inviting people to get lunch after church next Sunday; we’ll walk to and eat at Whole Foods. There are prepared foods down below; seating above. It’ll be low-key chatty. Come, meet folks, and get curious (phrase stolen from Jonathan Van Ness’ podcast).
OPEN TO LGBTQIA-identifying or questioning FOLKS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Point-person for day of: Grace Dowd.
NYU professor and coauthor of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, Ann Pellegrini moderates a conversation with Malcolm Shanks of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity and trans pastor Paula Williams, Jonathan's parent, on the intersection of religious community and personal identity, and in some cases, the ongoing challenges of existing as a dual minority.
OPEN TO ALL. After the event, we’ll head to a nearby bar with Paula and chat with her more there.
Tue, June 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
We're marching in Pride NYC again this year! June 24th (Sunday). We are marching with Judson Memorial Church in NYC, who have been gracious enough to invite us to join them. This event is OPEN to allies.
Location & Time TBD (mostly likely in midtown east, after 1pm). You can march with us as long as you want; you can leave anytime!
If you are interested in marching, email email@example.com. We will email with updates once we confirm time & location. We will also have poster-making sessions in-between services on Sundays, June 10th and 17th.
Join the Queer Communion fam at Kisha Landais' apartment in Brooklyn for a Saturday Brunch! Enjoy great conversation, meet some new friends, and eat some yummy food. Kisha will be cookin' up some waffles, and you can sign up here to bring something!
Space is limited, so RSVP soon. You'll receive the exact address upon RSVP.
We're excited to have a conversation with Isaac Archuleta, Director of the Gay Christian Network, who will come and lead us in a conversation entitled, Shame Undone: Healthy Relationships and Self-trust. Isaac will address the stigma surrounding shame and expose the lie that shame has to be a part of our daily lives.
Queer Communion is meeting on the 17th at 2pm at the lovely Hannah Soldner's apartment in Crown Heights. In addition to our usual social chit-chat, we'll dedicate some time to have conversation / processing around the Nashville Statement. We'll also chat about how white supremacy and colonialism has a huge role in Christianity's relationship to gender/sexuality.