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 began 30 years ago as a group of parents with lgbtq children coming together for support and care. Since then the group has expanded to include family members, allies, and those in the lgbtq community. The gathering includes worship, education, storytelling, and mutual support, all within a context of joy and community.

Connecting Families East

2022 Connecting Families East Weekend

 

The Connecting Families East 2021 retreat is being postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19. Check back here or at the Connecting Families - East Facebook page (see link to the left) for more information at a later date.

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. 

For more information visit their website or email peaceonthejourney@gmail.com.  

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests

PO Box 6300

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Contact BMC:

612.343.2060 bmc@bmclgbt.org

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