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LGBT Asylum Group@ Birmingham LGBT Centre
Wednesday 30 April 2014 March 6-8 pm
I could do with some help please
It is a change for people to have a cuppa and a chat following the Centre’s legal surgery
We are looking for new Board Members.
This is an exciting and demanding role. It provides me with a sounding board and looks at the strategies and safeguarding of Journey. We need to find a new Board for the successful development of our community. We are looking for people with a passion for our church.
There is a meeting each month two of 1.5 hours and one strategy meeting of 4 hours per quarter. There is also the role of representing the church. We might be able to find someone else to do say the book-keeping and the treasurer’s role is to manage and report on our finances.
Please prayerfully consider if you might be interested in such a role or you could recommend another member or friend. Please talk to me or another Board Member, come along to a Board Meeting and I will run a session for those interested.
The Gethsemane Garments have been returned thanks to all involved.
- WEEKLY WORSHIP
11 -12:15 am Emmaus Road with an interactive sermon, prayer space, Communion and songs @ St Paul’s.
3 -4:30 23rd February Quest4Spirituality Explorers Group @ St Paul’s using ‘Living the Questions’ Dream Think Do Be www.livingthequestions.com/xcart/home.php?cat=450 looking at the Christian faith and what questions do we have. 4th Sunday of the month. www.youtube.com/user/livingthequestionsplease invite your friends.
4-5 pm 9th March Quest4Spirituality @ Book café Derby DE11 1QH the second Sunday of each month. This is an informal discussion group for LGBT and friends.
5 -7 pm Illuminate @ BLGBT Centre 38/40 Holloway Circus B1 1EQ
Illuminate is a non-religious space with no formal liturgy sacred and secular music playing. Some silence is observed in a darkened room, a discussion followed led by a group member or an informal chat in the second half. It is a space for reflection and inspiration without a particular religious dimension.
- FUTURE EVENTS
Journey’s 10th Anniversary
Saturday 10th May 10 -4pm Dr Nicola Slee’s retreat at Westhill Selly Oak ‘Celebrating the Risen Christa’ www.queens.ac.uk/about/staff/dr-nicola-slee/ www.amazon.com/Seeking-Risen-Christa-Nicola-Slee/dp/0281062560 Price £20 with a minimum of £5 to cover lunch for concessions. Deposit £5 with booking.
Sunday 18th May 11 : 00 am Rev Sharon Ferguson head of LGCM and MCC North London will preach at our main service of celebration www.lgcm.org.uk/about-us/ and http://mccnorthlondon.org.uk/aboutus/who-we-are/
Sunday 25th May 2 -5 pm Celebrating Birmingham Pride in BLGBT Centre
18-20 July Weekend Away ‘Celebrating Our Spiritual Journeys’ @ Haye Farm Bewdley £20 deposit. Costs minimum (camping) £45, breakeven £100 normal price £125
- JOURNEY FILM CLUB
www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk Open 6.45 pm film starts at 7 pm on Tuesday prompt @ BLGBT Centre B1 1EQ.
Tue 15 April- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- GREEN SUGGESTIONS
BE BATTERY WISE
Batteries don’t biodegrade and are difficult to recycle. Use rechargeable ones with solar power rechargers instead
6. THIS WEEKS THOUGHTS : Cyber Sermon
Celebration of the FIRST Same Sex marriages in England and Wales
Perpetua and Felicity
David and Jonathon
Ruth and Naomi
Jesus and John ????
The communion of saints – famous and loved ones
Our communion of LGBT saints and heros
Jesus and John were they really gay, did this really happen
This is gay super power
We do not know, but it is OK
Those names and words embody real people
Wellbeing and happiness – certain things we do
– certain factors that contribute towards it
The contribution is towards something greater than ourselves and
the choice is to inspire and support the younger generation
Today we sense this and to those happy couples
their happiness is our happiness
We know where they come from and some have more memories than others
but, ,today, we all share history
it is far from finish and we and the future generations have so much to do
the communion of saints stretches into the future
It is wider as well, all those who work for justice, the feminists, working for the
equality of women, disabled folks, working for democracy and freedom and those fighting for the freedom of others
For some our victory is a source of strength and encouragement
Perhaps you do not think of yourself as an activist……..
You are part of the moment…..
if all you have done is strive each day to accept yourself – than live fully as yourself
then you have shown those around you the person that is gay, bi, trans, or lesbian
What is left….. Scotland, Northern Ireland
Church communities are now deciding what is best for their community
Would their community participate in blessing these marriages
Around the world –
America is constantly changing
Legal setbacks in India and Uganda
These legal charges give strength and hope to the LGBT youth
Brittons health stats are not as good for the L and G community
We are all allies
Do you put as much effort into understanding other communities…..
as you want straight folks to understand others…
Peace and joy
Minister: Rev Stephen Bentley
Mobile number: 07734 155664
St Paul’s Church
Birmingham B3 1QZ