Connecting Families is a support network of Brethren and Mennonite persons committed to providing mutual support for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex members. As a part of the Christian/Anabaptist tradition, we respect the various places people are in their spiritual journeys and in their pilgrimage of understanding of gay and lesbian concerns. We are a group of people, each on our own journey. Through listening and sharing our stories, we seek to provide support for families whose children are coming out to them and/or to their church.
Connecting Families East
2020 Connecting Families East Weekend
May 15-17, 2020 at Laurelville, Mount Pleasant, PA.
Ron Adams leading sessions.
The retreat aims to create a space of mutual support for families, friends, and LGBTQI people with the opportunity to meet, share, and worship together.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Registration information coming early 2020.
Connecting Families West
Connecting Families West Coast is a support network of Church of the Brethren and Mennonite persons committed to providing mutual support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people as well as their families and allies. As a part of the Christian/Anabaptist tradition, we respect the various places people are in their spiritual journeys and in their pilgrimage of understanding of LGBTQ concerns.
What does Connecting Families do?
We are committed to maintaining confidentiality within the group, to providing a place to speak in safety or to remain silent, and to sharing in a non-judgmental atmosphere. As a group, we work to find ways to educate and engage our churches in dialogue and to help them understand and accept our families. The group sponsors the annual Connecting Families retreat. The retreat provides those present – parents, siblings, children and friends – with the opportunity to meet, share and worship together.