Please put 6th February 2016 in your diary for the next Two:23 meeting, when we are thrilled to be welcoming Rev Cecilia Eggleston as our speaker. Cecilia has decades of experience taking God’s love to the LGBT community via the Metropolitan Community church in London, Bath, and now Newcastle, as well as heading up the denomination across Europe, and we’re delighted she’ll be sharing with us at Two:23.
All are welcome, no need to book, turn up from 1.30 for coffee for a 2.23pm start at our NEW VENUE – Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. To find out more about our meetings click here.
From 2016 we have a bigger, more central new venue. Our Saturday afternoon meetings will now take place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. More space, fewer pillars and still plenty of space to have coffee together, we’re thrilled that the lovely people at Bloomsbury have been so happy to host us. You can find it at 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, nearest tubes Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden or Holborn. Or have a look at our maps and directions here;
On Saturday 12th December we’ll be joining with people from many of the other LGBT Christian Groups for the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement Carol Service. The wonderful Rev Jeremy Pemberton will be preaching. It starts at 6pm, and will be at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church at 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, so it’s also a good chance to have a sneak peek at our new venue if you haven’t been there before…
Thanks to all who joined us for the first Two:23 Day Retreat in November.
And enormous thanks to Pádraig Ó Tuama, Leader of the Corrymeela Community, who led us on the theme of ‘Fully alive in God, living well with all our identities’ and to Dave Tomlinson for leading us in a beautiful and moving communion service.
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And coming up on Saturday afternoons in 2016:
6th February 2016 – Rev Cecilia Eggleston
16th April 2016 – Family
11th June 2016 – Rev David Gillett
17th September 2016 – Wendy Beech-Ward
Back in April, we heard from the wonderful Jo Dolby, who is a lecturer, film maker and youth worker based in Bristol. She spoke brilliantly about communion and the way Jesus radically includes everyone at the table. Listen to it here:
Calling all family members of LGBT people! Two:23 isn’t just for LGBT people – we’ve started a group with our sister organisation Diverse Church for parents of LGBT people who would like to connect with others in a similar situation. The next face to face meet-up will be at 12pm on 13th June before the next Two:23 meeting, and there’s a secret Facebook group too. For more information about Diverse Church Parents check out some more details here or email email@example.com
Diverse Church is a sister organisation to Two:23. It is a supportive community of young LGBT+ Christians in UK evangelical churches. If you’re aged 18-30 and would like to get involved, you can find out about here, follow them on Twitter here, and watch this amazing film they made here. Rev Sally Hitchiner, the founder of Diverse Church, spoke at Two:23 and you can hear that here:
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