Calendar of Upcoming 2019 Worship Services, Holidays, 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.
♥ Kinksgiving Dinner 2019
Date/Time: Monday, Movember 25th, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Private home in Brooklyn, NY (location will be disclosed to you after you register and are vetted)
RSVP: Maximum 50 attendees. Click here to RSVP.
Hello all Kinksters, Leatherpeople, Fetishfolk, and Consentual Power Excahange Relationships. Please join us for the 3rd Annual Kinksgiving Dinner! Come hang out with others from the NYC Kink community for a fabulous celebration of gratitude and love. The evening starts with a 15-20 minute multicultural and Interspiritual ceremony on the themes of gratitude and liberation, and includes African, Jewish, and Native American blessings, among others. This will be followed by a lovely homemade meal. Dress in whatever feels right for you — casual, dressy, leathers, pup gear, ceremonial garb, rubber, jeans, collars, etc… Whatever makes you feel comfortable and fabulous at a faith community holiday meal.
Worried that you might not know anyone else at the holiday gathering? Fear not Dear One! There will be other first timers at the annual PrideMinistry Kinksgiving and we will make sure that the evening feels comfortable for you. You are loved, wanted, and we look forward to embracing you.
Cost/fee: Nothing! If you want to you can bring dessert, drinks, or side dishes to share. Optional.
♥ Stepparent & Caregiver Day Picnic & BBQ 2020
Date/Time: Saturday, June 16th, 2020 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, by the Bandshell near 8th Ave (wheelchair accessible, bathrooms are sort of nearby)
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.
Are you a stepparent? Caregiver? Defacto parent? Are you or have you been a friend or parental figure? We know that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are not only horribly gendered, but also soooooo not inclusive or honoring of the people who care for their partners’, friends’, family members’, communties’, and/or polycules’ children. We see you! We honor and celebrate you!!! You rock!! Rev. Deb is also a stepparent. So, come meet up with us for a picnic in the park with other Altfabulous, Kink, and Queer parental type figures. We will be grilling food, getting some sun, laughing, listening to awesome music, dancing, and celebrating each other.
Cost/fee: Nothing! Food provided. If you want to you can bring a dessert, some drinks, or side dish to share.
AdditionaL: Bring a beach towel or folding chair and a lot of sunscreen.
♥ 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
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
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.
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.
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.