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:
Sunday, June 10th- Philly Pride- Noon to 6:00PM at Penns Landing. We will have a booth, and will hand out some fantastic giveaways. Please join us to talk to some folk about what an inclusive, diverse, welcoming community of faith FBCM is.
Sunday, June 24th- right after church- (around 11:45am). Join us for our monthly Q-munity meeting, which is always the fourth Sunday of every month. We will have a barbecue on the back deck (weather permitting), share lots of laughs, enjoy fellowship with one another, and discuss/plan future upcoming Q-munity events. For address information, please email Pastor Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, July 22nd- We will have our monthly Q-munity meeting, right after church, at our home.
Sunday, August 26th- Monthly Q-munity meeting.
Tuesday, November 20th- We will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance service at our church. If you are interested in participating, or helping with the planning, please contact Pastor Jen.
Future upcoming events that we have not set dates for are:
Our 3rd annual day at the beach in Ship Bottom on LBI- will be either a Saturday or Sunday in September. Enjoy a seafood feast while hanging out on the deck and looking at the ocean.
Upcoming book study on Unclobber: Rethinking our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin.
Holiday Gay Bingo benefiting the Philly Aids Fund. Usually the Saturday before Christmas at the Gershman Y in Philly. 100% of the proceeds from all ticket sales go directly to the Philly Aids Fund.
Escape the Room- We've done this once before, and every requested doing it again as we had so much fun!
For any questions about upcoming events or getting involved, please contact Pastor Jennifer Bradley JBradley12@gmail.com