About

We are a group of LGBTQIA+ Christians in the Twin Cities seeking a space where we can trust that we will be fully seen, known, and loved — by God and by others. We gather weekly (usually Sunday evenings) for worship, Bible study, game night, and cultural events.

Our worship draws from both traditional and contemporary worship styles. We open with band-led music. We listen to Scripture and a witness from one of our LGBTQ+ leaders. After the sermon we have open time for prayer and meditation. We share in communion and then in fellowship over cookies and conversation.

Our Bible study uses the book Manna and Mercy, which we will provide if you don’t have one already. Bible study is come as you are & when you can – no prep necessary.

All who affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans Christians are welcome to join us.

Calendar

— When We Gather —
We require masks when indoors for everyone except when eating or drinking.

Game Night
Sun October 3rd, 6:30-9pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Bring your board games and your lovely self!

Pet Blessing at QGC Sunday Evening Worship
Sunday, October 10, 5-6pm
Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Join us for our monthly Sunday evening worship – with your pets!! We’ll celebrate the feast of St Francis of Assisi with a pet blessing. Please bring your leashed or kenneled pets, or if they don’t do well in crowds, feel free to bring their empty leash, a photo, or a food dish or favorite toy for us to bless. We’ll be outside (weather permitting) which will allow some space for roaming and plenty of fresh air to meow and bark in! Kids are welcome to bring a favorite stuffie too.

Tree of Life Worship – Sidewalk Party Sunday
Sunday October 17, 5pm

Twin Ignition Startup Garage, 1317 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
We’ve been invited to join local queer-affirming and millennial/genZ led Tree of Life for their every-other-week worship when we’re on off weeks. Free parking is available in the lot at the back of the building.

Queer Bible Study
Sunday October 24, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Join us for affirming Bible study where we wrestle with the stories of Scripture and try to find ways to engage with and hear its stories while trusting our own experiences and caring for anyone with religious trauma. We’ll be returning to using Daniel Erlander’s Manna and Mercy book as our guide – if you don’t have a copy, we’ll have one for you!

Sunday October 31 – Halloween – No Official QGC Gathering

Sunday Evening Worship – All Saints Remembrance
Sunday, November 7th, 5pm worship, 6pm-ish fellowship
Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Join us for our monthly Sunday evening worship. We’ll have band-led music, Scripture and reflection time, communion, and fellowship after. This month, we’ll take time for grieving the losses we’ve experienced in 18 months of a global pandemic.

Game Night
Sunday November 14th, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Bring your board games and your lovely self! Mojo Coffee Gallery is open to us for a private event.

To Be Announced: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Saturday November 20th

We’re in contact with a couple other queer church-adjacent ministries to plan an online recognition of TDOR on November 20th. We’ll let you know when plans are set.

Queersgiving At Home – Box Assembly and Delivery
Sunday November 21st, 5pm

Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Between concerns about the Delta variant, traveling (or quarantining after traveling) for the holiday, and a slammed work weekend, our community will be scattered during Thanksgiving. So, this Sunday, we’ll be putting together boxes for an at-home celebration whenever you have time. Join us this Sunday evening to put together boxes with cider packets, cute mugs, a meditation and a journal page, and then we’ll deliver them to anyone who signs up! Twin Cities QGCers can sign up here to request a box (picking up at 6pm on November 21st is also an option on the form).

Sunday November 28 – Thanksgiving Weekend – No Official QGC Gathering

Queer Bible Study
Sunday December 5th, 6:30-8pm
Mojo Coffee Gallery, 2205 California St NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Join us for affirming Bible study where we wrestle with the stories of Scripture and try to find ways to engage with and hear its stories while trusting our own experiences and caring for anyone with religious trauma. We’ll be using Daniel Erlander’s Manna and Mercy book as our guide – if you don’t have a copy, we’ll have one for you!

Clothing Swap / Free Market
Returning in December!

We’ll host a free garage sale. Bring your “I want to want it but it’s just clutter” — books, crafting items, clothes (freshly washed, please!), trinkets, lightly used kitchenware or small appliances, etc. Come with a box and we’ll have a table for it to go on. Take what you want or need from other tables, and then head home when you’re ready to leave!

Contact

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Not in Minneapolis?

If you’re looking for your own affirming church home but you’re not in the Twin Cities, we invite you to check out the resources at queergrace.com/find-a-church to start exploring churches in your own area.