Welcome to the Q-munity and Allies Ministry Circle of First Baptist Church of Moorestown, where ALL are welcome.
The Q-munity is a group of about 20 (and always growing!) LGBTQSGLA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Same Gender Loving, and Allies) who gather at least once a month (the 4th Sunday) to share a meal, catch up and plan for the the upcoming months. Throughout the year we coordinate book groups, movie nights, barbecues, social outings, or last -minute get-togethers to just enjoy each other’s company. And we would love for you to join us!
Our Purpose Statement The LGBTQSGL and Allies (Q-munity) at FBCM believe that support, outreach, and advocacy for the LGBTQSGLA community are part of our call to “do justice and love mercy” (Micah 6:8). We will respond to this call by providing spiritual and social support for one another, and by connecting with others of faith in the LGBTQSGLA community. We, as Queer voices of faith, will continue to work in our church, region, denomination, larger Church body, and beyond for equality and justice for all God’s people- especially those who have left or been kicked out of the Church, or have never been shown that God loves them just as they are, no matter what.
Some of our past events: Table at South Jersey Pride in the Park 2015 and 2016 Participated in a Congregational and Community Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Orlando Day at the Beach- with a fabulous seafood feast Day at the Lake- swimming, kayaking, and yes, more eating. Book Study- Bulletproof Faith, by Candace Chellew-Hodge and Rescuing Jesus- How People of Color, Women, & Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee Movie Night- Pride Our Summer Monthly Meetings turned into fun BBQs Attended Phillies Pride Night 2017 Jingle Bell Rock GayBINGO! and Hairspray GayBINGO! Hosted a screening of the documentary Gender Journeys: More Than a Pronoun with guest speakers: Luke Allen, Executive Producer DeShanna Neal, Trans Rights Advocate Bernadette Christopher Morrell Karpf, Activist and Proud Trans Woman.
Mark your calendars and join us for these exciting upcoming events:
Saturday, September 16thwe will have our second annual "Day at the Beach"on Ship Bottom, Long Beach. Arrive any time after 11:00AM, and plan on enjoying a fabulous seafood feast (Vegetarian options always available), the beach, of just enjoy sitting on the deck watching the waves crash. Last year was an amazing time, and as always, ALL ARE WELCOME. You won't want to miss this day of fun, food, and relaxation! Wednesday, September 20th 7:00PM to 9:00PM join us at the church, classroom 6, for a discussion on Janet Mock's New York Times Best Selling book "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More". The book is available to purchase from several different retailers, starting at around $8.00 for the paperback. Here's a brief description:
New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • TimeMagazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book
In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.
With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.
For any questions about upcoming events or getting involved, please contact Pastor Jennifer Bradley JBradley12@gmail.com