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.
♥ Alt Clergy and Spiritual Leadership Group
Date/Time: Starts Monday March 18th, 2019
Duration of session: Runs 2 Monday evenings per month. THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVOR that will be developed for and by the group members.
Location: New York City area and/or online depending on the needs, preferences, and locations of participants.
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 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.
♥ PrideMinistry Alternative Souls Interfaith Brunch (Meets near Midtown Manhattan)
Date/Time: March 2019 — Date TBD
PrideMinistry loves brunch. We really, really do! Brunch is pretty much a way of life for us, and we believe that brunchliness is close to godliness. Come hang out with a group of warm and welcoming spiritually-minded, brunch-loving seekers of diverse faith traditions and wisdom paths. Come as you are in all of your Kinky, LGBTQAI+, Poly, 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.
♥ Alternative Relationships/Alternative Lifestyles 101 — a 2-Part Training Series Online.
Date/Time: 2 sessions of 2 hours each. April 2019
Not everyone who seeks your counsel or ministry fits in the narrow model of heterosexual, monogamous, romantic relationships. So that you can meet everyone where they are, join Rev Deb’s class and discussion group to learn the concepts, vocabulary, histories, and cultures of diverse groups within the Alternative Relationship Community (ARC) so that you may understand the realities and spiritual needs of people in Alternative Relationships, Alternative Lifestyles, Alternative Families, Consensual Non-Monogamy, Kink/BDSM/Leather, and more. There will be opportunity to discuss myths, biases, images, and feelings so that we can go deeper to explore the truth, facts, statistics, research, and experiences of Alt populations. Q & A Panel.
♥ PrideMinistry Affirming Theologian Lecture Series (in person and online)
Date/Time: Starts September, 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 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.