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Queer the Church



Darrell Goodwin and Chris Davies are queer leaders in the United Church of Christ. They have worked together: visioning, dreaming and praying for a future where the United Church of Christ is relevant for the past several years. Come with your questions, dreams and spirituality, and listen alongside their conversation of Call, faith and hope…for who we are, and who we can be: where every voice is honored along the journey. While they will be speaking from their own place of identity and call; this offering is not only for queer-identified people but for ALL people seeking a place of rest for the soul.


Featuring: Rev. Darrell Goodwin: Darrell serves the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences as an Associate Conference Minister. He brings to this role over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry and higher education. He Is also Bishop-Elect for of the Midwest Region of TFAM.


Rev. Dr. Chris S. Davies: Chris is the Team Leader for Faith INFO (Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation). She is passionate about justice and Jesus, and is the founder and curator of the Queer Clergy Trading Cards, a project bringing visibility to queer clergy, using humor and irreverence to help change the conversation highlighting the common awe (and absurdities) in faith work. Chris lives in Cleveland, OH, where she keeps bees, tends hens and continues to learn in faith and live justly, serving Christ in all things.


Thursdays for the Soul: A webinar series to care for the whole church. Topics are wide ranging, and are focused on the spirituality and care of people. Prayer, worship, music, psalm readings, or compassionate teaching are included. This will be a predictable time of gathering for something to feed your spirit, offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the national setting, United Church of Christ.


“Tuesdays for Nurture” and “Thursdays for the Soul” are offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the National Setting, United Church of Christ.


RESOURCES OF QUEER THEOLOGY Patrick Cheng- Radical Love (Queer theology primer) and Rainbow Theology (Queer of Color primer) The Black Trans Prayer Book:


RESOURCES OF LGBTQ+ INCLUSION Proyecto Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida… Proyecto Encuentros de Gracia y Bienvenida seeks to open doors for the LGBTQI community in Latinx UCC Churches as well as support the radical embrace of Latinx within historically Euro descendant UCC churches. Proyecto Encuentros Toolkits Podcast: Encuentros Latinxs – Stories of spirituality, culture, and identity from Latinx perspectives.


UCC ONA Coalition webinars… These webinars are not just about congregational processes for developing an Open and Affirming Covenant but also for working on how Open and Affirming settings can faithfully live-out the commitments of their covenants. TransSaints


TransSaints is a ministry within The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries designed to connect Transgender faith community leaders, clergy, seminarians, and other leaders (deacons, ministers, etc.) for training, empowerment, mentoring and peer support. Our goal is to develop a significant network that can speak to and for the Transgender community resulting in a change in attitude, policy, welcome, and equal rights for Transgender persons.


Perspectives on Creating LGBTQPlus

Inclusion in Faith Spaces…


The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race…


Their Own Receive Them Not | African American Lesbians & Gays in Black Churches…

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