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! Book Study- Janet Mock's New York Times Bestseller, "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More" 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: Wednesday, October 11th- Happy National Coming Out Day! Always remember that, as we say at First Baptist Moorestown, God loves you just as you are, no matter what!
Wednesday, October 18th- Movie Night at Church. At 7:00PM, we will be showing "Moonlight", the Academy Award Winner for Best Picture.
Sunday, October 22nd- Please join us for our monthly meeting, immediately following church. It's always a fabulous time of food, laughs, and great conversation.
Sunday, October 29th- We will be hosting coffee hour at church. Please bring a snack, dessert, or beverage to share! For any questions about upcoming events or getting involved, please contact Pastor Jennifer Bradley JBradley12@gmail.com