GRITS (God Rocks In The Stream) Group
When: The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00pm.
Where: The Vine, First Place building, 207 East Fulton in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan (enter the southwest door on the west side of the building facing downtown)
Interesting name for a group, right? The idea arose from a comment a GIFT board member made in a planning meeting for the “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign: “I often feel like a rock standing against the current of anti-gay attitudes.” Sure, our society is making great progress in the affirmation of LGBT people, but most of us still feel like rocks in the stream in at least some aspects of our lives.
But the good news is that we are not alone! God is with us! God loves us, affirms us, and stands with us in the stream. GRITS is a group to remind us of that fact.
Are you an LGBT Christian or ally who feels unheard (at least some of the time) in your church, job, school, or family? Have you decided to stay? Would you like to feel the spiritual and emotional support of other LGBT Christians and allies?
Then GRITS is for you!
For more information email Jim Lucas at JimLucas@GaysInFaithTogether.org
Faith & Sexuality Series: Engaging our Sacred Texts
Join us for a Faith & Sexuality Series during our GRITS adult meetings on Wednesday evenings during the month of February. This series will be lead by Gregory Eran Gronbacher, a gay Jewish man with a passion for theological study and discourse.
We will be encouraged to engage the Scriptures in new ways and glean from the perspectives of one another. This series is sponsored by the Gay Christian? Yes! campaign and GIFT. It is free and open to the public!
Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26
Location: 207 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Turn North onto Barclay, turn into the top parking lot and head down to the bottom parking lot. The door is closest to the sidewalk on Fulton.)
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