What a wonderful place
What a wonderful worship environment. I grew up in Minneapolis and remember seeing Spirit of the Lake somewhere on one of my visits home recently. I wasn't aware of my bisexuality when I lived in Mpls. I was a strong straight supporter of the gay folks I knew, but never knew why it was SO important to me.
I used to volunteer with YES/NEON a 24 hr. crisis and referral line. The phones from the Gay and Lesbian Helpline rolled over to YES in the evenings so we were trained to be sensitive to gay folks and gay issues. That's really all of the contact I had with queer folk back then...1987.
I'm so glad there are churches that welcome and embrace LGBT folks. Cathedral of Hope used to be MCC in it's infancy through adolescense...now we're UCC. From what I've learned so far, this is a great alliance for us. When I lived in Oakland, CA I was familiar with a number of awesome UCC churches.
Thanks for directing me to this thread.