• May 16, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Non-Members $26.00 (USD)  
Members $13.00 (USD)  

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All tickets are non-refundable.

This workshop is in-person only.

In recent years, many churches clarified their theological positions on queer inclusion. Sometimes these conversations were difficult and created hurt feelings or even denominational or congregational splits. Getting to a decision felt like the end point. But what comes next? How can your open and affirming congregation welcome and include members of the queer community more fully?

This panel is for the church staff and leaders, hospitality and property committees as well as those with additional interest in this issue. It is designed to help new or long-time open and affirming faith communities learn how to promote more positive communication within their congregation and the broader community in regards to the LGBTQIA+ community and church members.

We will:

  • Listen and reflect on presenters’ personal experiences with church and their queer identities
  • Practice how to have polite and open conversations about queer issues
  • Explore possible accommodations to implement within your church to help make queer folks feel more welcome

Crescentia Volz is a non-binary artist and filmmaker residing in Lancaster. They attend Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster where they facilitate the Rainbow Parrots, the congregation’s LGBTQ+ social group. Crescentia enjoys meeting new people, painting, and costuming. They are also a parent to four children, from preteen to adult.

Sarahbeth White is an aircraft mechanic by trade, but also a political enthusiast and athlete. She grew up in a conservative missionary family and graduated from Lancaster Bible College, but spent most of her life feeling torn between her gender identity and her faith. At age 38, Sarahbeth finally transitioned, reaching the realization that gender identity is far more beautiful in its variety than in the constraints. This freed her to learn more about herself and heal from previous struggles. Sarahbeth hopes to act as a guide and support to others navigating their journey of life and faith.

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2160 Lincoln Highway East #18, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602, United States