Safe Harbor: Creating Sacred Space for LGBTQIA+

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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For those of us who identify as LGBTQIA+, it is often not easy or even possible to be fully who we are in the context of practicing our faith. For many of us, this has created great sadness and disappointment, conflicts, or even rejection and isolation. This retreat will provide a safe space for persons who identify as LGBTQIA+ to explore with others what it means to be a person of faith and to actively practice that faith within the context of our lives. Through large and small group discussions, times of silence and reflection, music, spiritual practice exercises, and simply being in the presence of one another—we will share our joys and struggles and learn from each other as we build community, connections, and trust.
  

About the leader(s)

Lisa Fagerstrom


Lisa Fagerstrom  is a life-long United Methodist (currently “taking a sabbatical from the UMC” and attending a Unitarian Universalist Church). Lisa has over thirty years of experience in volunteer and paid positions within church leadership. She is the past Chair of the New England Annual Conference Commission on Religion and Race and an active member and supporter of the Reconciling Ministries Network. Lisa has a B.E. from Vanderbilt University and has pursued studies at Andover Newton Theological School.  She is a graduate of the Gateways to God spiritual direction training program at Rolling Ridge.