Queer Joy: The Gifts of Identity
On Tuesday November 3rd at 6:30pm to 8pm EST come celebrate all the glorious, joyful, totally queer ways we exist and thrive in this diverse, beautiful world. Our LGBTQIA2S+ siblings, bring your unbridled glee and ecstatic revelations about your queerness, how it serves you in this world and what gifts your identities have given you in this lifetime. Allies, bring your gratefulness and praise for the gifts that queer folks have gifted you in your homes, churches and communities at large.
We’re all created intentionally with great care, let’s celebrate all the magnificent ways to be made in the image of loving Creator!
About our Guest Speaker: Ally Phillips
Ally Phillips lives, works and worships in St. Catharines, Ontario with his favourite sidekick, Reese the blind beagie. Ally serves as an openly queer and trans person at Silver Spire United Church as Co Chair of council, member of the Affirm committee and youth group leader. Outside of church life, Ally enjoys working with youth, coaching lacrosse, caregiving for his Granny, cooking delicious gluten free food and being trans in public.
All are welcome to listen in and learn about the Power of Playfulness with Mallory Brennan of Rainbow Camp, Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:30pm-8pm EDT.
Power of Playfulness
During this time, we will be engaging in a number of online activities and games designed for us to connect and laugh together. Mallory will share some of her experience working at Rainbow Camp, a summer camp for 2SLGBTQ+ teens located in Northern Ontario as well as their new online program Rainbow Online Connection (ROC)!
Mallory (she/her) works for Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp and Rainbow Online Connection (ROC). Mallory is a graduate student in Community Music, loves travelling and has lived and studied in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Mallory has a strong history within the United Church including directing a children’s choir, working in children’s ministry, the Explorer program and within Affirm United.
Missed the event watch the video below:
Thank you so much to Hilary Seraph Donaldson and Slats Toole for gathering around the “kitchen sink” and sharing all their learning and stories with us about Singing Queerly!
Here are the video highlights of our learning together experience from last Tuesday night October 6th, The Kitchen Sink Series hosted by Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble via Zoom, one of many Affirming gatherings we invite you to be a part of. (PS ignore “my view” while Hilary was introducing herself … i didn’t realize my video was pinned hahahahaha so sorry, I eventually figured it out … Michele )
Join us on Tuesday October 6th at 6:30pm EDT for our second Kitchen Sink Series event where we will spend some time together and learn about SINGING QUEERLY! All are welcome … here is the Zoom link to join the event.