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 30 (and always growing!) LGBTQIA+ who gather at least once a month (the 4th Sunday) to share a meal, catch up and plan for 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! Due to Covid-19, our monthly in person gatherings are temporarily on hold, but we are looking forward to when it is safe for us to gather again!
Our Purpose Statement The LGBTQIA+ and Allies (Q-munity) at FBCM believe that support, outreach, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ 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, and booth at Philly Pride 2018 and 2019. Participated in a Congregational and Community Candlelight Prayer Vigil for PULSE. Day at the Beach- with a fabulous seafood feast Day at the Lake- swimming, kayaking, and yes, more eating. Book Studies- Bulletproof Faith, by Candace Chellew-Hodge, Rescuing Jesus- How People of Color, Women, & Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism by Deborah Jian Lee, "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More", "Unclobber: Rethinking Our Misuses of the Bible on Homosexuality" by Colby Martin, and "Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians" by Austen Hartke. Movie Night- Pride Our Summer Monthly Meetings turned into fun BBQs Attended Phillies Pride Night 2018 and 2019 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:
We will have virtual presence (16 second video as seen at the top of this page on the right) at the following Pride Events: 1) 6abc.com PhillyPride at 1:00PM on Sunday June 14th, 2) Philly Presents Virtual Facebook Pride Sunday June 14th at 4PM at http://www.facebook.com/philly.presents/, and 3) Virtual Pride 20- NJ and Beyond Saturday, June 20th 7-10PM hosted by Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice on Facebook at Virtual Pride '20: NJ & Beyond!
Saturday, July 12th at 2:00PM- Book Study on "Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians and Gays In Black Churches" by Horace I. Griffin via ZOOM. Please email Pastor Jen for an invitation link.
For any questions about upcoming events or getting involved, please contact Pastor Jennifer Bradley JBradley12@gmail.com