Calendar of Upcoming 2019 Worship Services, Groups, Classes, and Faith Community Events

We do not disclose the locations of our events except to attendees after they have registered/RSVP’d and PrideMinistry has confirmed that registration.  

 

 


♥ What is an Alternative Relationship or Alternative Lifestyle Anyway???

Date/Time: Sunday, May 20th, 2019: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m EST via Zoom.

Attendees: Clergy, Activists, Organizers, Leadership, Spiritual Counselors, Administrators, Students, and anyone who feels that they want to learn more about Alternative Relationships and Alternative Lifestyles.

Fee: $60 (There will be 5 sliding fee or no-fee spots made available to activists or students who need it, and for clergy who have taken vows of poverty or subsist on offerings. Please inquire.)

Description: Did you know that literally MILLIONS of people are in Alternative Relationships? Meaning that they do not fit the stereotypical and narrow model of straight, opposite sex, monogamous, and gender conforming. Did you know that many of them are spiritual or religious, and that many are active members of faith communities and houses of worship, or are seeking to join faith communities?  Any that many more have been injured or exiled by Progressive-identifying faith communities and spiritual leadership?

So that you may deepen your ability to carry out your ideals of truly meeting everyone where they are and serving all those who seek your counsel, ministry, friendship, or presence, you are invited to join Rev. Deb’s introductory-level class to learn some key concepts, vocabulary, cultures, and histories of diverse identities within the Alternative Relationship Community (ARC) and to learn ways in which to meet the the faith and spiritual needs of people who identify as Alternative Relationship, Alternative Lifestyle, Kink, BDSM, Leather, Fetish, Alternative Family Constellation, Chosen Family, Polyamorous, Consensually Non-Monogamy, Swingers, Queer, Genderqueer, Consensual Power Exchange (CPE), and more.

RSVP:  Interested in learning more about this group? Click here to let us know.

 

♥  Online International Alt Clergy and Spiritual Leadership Group 

(GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A SIMILAR GROUP PLEASE LET US KNOW.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ADDITIONAL ONLINE SUPPORT AND DISCUSSION GROUP FOR CLERGY AND SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP ON ANOTHER WEEKDAY.)

Date/Time: ONLINE via Zoom every other Monday 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time

Location:  Online

Description:  This small, confidential, Interfaith/Interspiritual group is for clergy, scholars, professional or lay leadership of formal, informal, or naturally occuring faith communities, healers, spiritual counselors, chaplains, and administrators who identify as being in Alternative Relationships, Alt Lifestyles, Alt Family Constellations, and/or Alt sexuality, practices, and identities.

The group, which has participants from around the globe, focuses on supporting the journey of being Alternative and being spiritual. Participants are of diverse gender identities and come from a wide swath of wisdom paths, spiritual practices, religions, faiths, and no faiths. Group members support each other in working through professional and personal matters, spiritual questions, counseling and service provider challenges, and other ideas, concerns, and topics.

There is no fee to participate. This is a closed group of carefully screened professionals, clergy, healers, and lay leaders, and an interview is required.

RSVP:  Interested in learning more about this group? Click here to let us know.

 

♥  Alternative Relationship/Alternative Lifestyle Professional Healers Support and Peer Supervision Group

(GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A SIMILAR GROUP PLEASE LET US KNOW.  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ADDITIONAL ONLINE SUPPORT AND DISCUSSION GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL HEALERS ON ANOTHER WEEKDAY.)

Date/Time: ONLINE via Zoom every other Tuesday 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Eastern Standard Time

Location:  Online

Description:  This small, confidential group is for licensed and/or certified professional healers — including, but not limited to medical doctors, psychotherapists, psychologists, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, energyworkers, nutritionists, chiropractors, and more — who identify as being in Alternative Relationships, Alt Lifestyles, Alt Family Constellations, and/or Alt sexuality, practices, and identities.  All participants currently have an established full-time or part-time professional practice or position/job in their chosen field.

The group, which has participants from around the world, focuses on supporting the journey of being in an Alternative Lifestyle or Alternative Relationship, such as Kink, BDSM, Leather, Fetish, Poly, CNM, Chosen Family, LGBTQAI+, etc…, and being a professional healer. Group members support each other in working through professional and personal matters, service provider challenges, and other ideas, concerns, and topics.

There is no fee to participate. This is a closed group of carefully screened healing professionals.  An interview is required as part of the application process.  

RSVP:  Interested in learning more about this group? Click here to let us know.

 

♥ PrideMinistry Alternative Souls Interfaith Sunday Brunch (Meets near Midtown Manhattan) 

Date/Time: 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m; the 2nd Sunday of Every Month STARTING SEPTEMBER 2019

Come have brunch with other spiritually minded or spiritually curious people who are in Alternative Relationships, Alternative Lifestyles, and/or Alternative Family Constellations.  Come as you are in all of your Kinky, BDSM, Leather, LGBTQAI+, Poly, CNM, Questioning, Non-Conforming, Genderqueer, and Alt glory!  We will discuss current and timely spiritual topics through the Interfaith/Interspiritual lens, as participants support each other in developing and maintaining personal spiritual practices to boost happiness and inner balance, and to live an authentically Altfabulous life. 

Fee: Nothing except the cost of your own brunch; if we have a guest presenter (usually an ordained clergyperson) you have the option of making a small financial offering, but it is absolutely not required! 

Location: Location to be disclosed after your RSVP is reviewed and confirmed.  The venue is Queer owned, Kink-supportive, and celebrating of Alt Relationships and Lifestyles.  They have graciously given us use of their private event space, which has an amazing view.  Their brunch specials rock.  

Attire:  Casual.  

RSVP:  If you are interested in attending this event or any of our other events click here to let us know.


 

♥ PrideMinistry Affirming Theologian Lecture Series (in person and online)

Date/Time: Starts October, 2019 — stay tuned!

Every 4-6 weeks join us in-person or online for a theological presentation and discussion by an accomplished and affirming theologian, clergyperson, or faith community leader from a world religion.  Topics may include: Kink as a spiritual practice; metamours in the Torah, Quran, and Bhagavad Gita; Indigenous faiths and the theology of genderqueerness; POCs and sacred spiritual practice; the Genderqueer journey of the spirit; creating personal sacred space in a violent world; Dharma and Alt Relationships; and more.  If you have an idea for a topic that you would really like to see us present, please let us know!  We are happy to get your input about what is meaningful and interesting to you.

Fee: TBD

Duration of Session: 2 hours.

Location:  In-person and Online

RSVP:  Interested in learning more about these upcoming events? Click here to let us know.

 


♥  Pop-up  Holiday Services, NYC

Stay tuned for our 2019-2010 schedule of our FABULOUS, affirming, and beautiful holiday worship services for the Alternative Soul!

Location:  It’s a surprise!  In NYC.  We think you’ll love what we have planned!  And there will be cake.  We never do anything without cake.

Stay tuned for more events and details!  If you sign up to become a member or sign up to receive the PrideMinistry newsletter, we will be able to send you notices about upcoming online and in-person events.