Spiritual Affirmation

Where to livestream your worship this weekend: LGBT-affirming churches, mosques and synagogues offering online services

by Jude Wetherell

As we all adjust to new routines in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Believe Out Loud is committed to finding ways for our community to continue to be connected to affirming spiritual resources. Houses of worship are now transitioning to online-only prayer, services and gatherings. We have gathered below links to free livestream, video or podcast worship resources from LGBT-affirming organizations.

Note: This post will continue to be updated as we gather more resources. If you have an LGBT-affirming spiritual community to add to this list, please write to us at info@intersections.org!

MUSLIM

Masjid al-Rabia (Chicago, IL)

Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee (Berlin, DE)

JEWISH

Conservative

Sutton Place Synagogue (New York, NY)

Jewish Renewal

Romemu (New York, NY)

Multidenominational/Nontraditional

Lab/Shul (New York, NY)

Congregation Beit Simcah Torah (New York, NY)

Hadar Institute (New York, NY)

Reform

Temple Israel (Memphis, TN)

Temple Beth El Tacoma (Tacoma, WA) 

BUDDHIST

Brooklyn Zen Center (Brooklyn, NY)

CHRISTIAN

Baptist

The Riverside Church in the City of New York (New York, NY)

Calvary Baptist Church (Washington, DC)

Covenant Church (Houston, TX)

Woodside Church (Flint, MI)

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC) 

Catholic

Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community (San Diego, CA)

Nativity of Our Lord Parish (St. Charles, IL)

Disciples of Christ

Bixby Knolls Christian Church (Long Beach, CA – Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church (Pomona, CA)

Galileo Church (Fort Worth, TX)

First Christian Church Fullerton (Fullerton, CA) 

All Souls Bethlehem Church (Brooklyn, NY) 

Episcopal

Saint John the Divine (New York City, NY)

The National Cathedral (Washington, DC)

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Dallas, TX)

Christ Episcopal Church – Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

Grace Church (Yukon, OK)

Bushwick Abbey (Brooklyn, NY) 

St. Paul’s Bellingham (Bellingham, WA)

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Seattle, WA) 

Trinity Episcopal Church (Redlands, CA) 

Christ Episcopal Church (Bloomfield/Glen Ridge, NJ) 

St. Paul’s on the Green (Norwalk, CT) 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) 

Trinity Episcopal Church (Everett, WA) 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Port Angeles, WA) 

Trinity Church in the Central West End (St. Louis, MO)

Lutheran

Edina Community Lutheran Church (Edina, MN)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (St. Paul, MN)

Epiphany Lutheran Church of Mount Vernon (Alexandria, VA)

Midvale Community Lutheran Church (Madison, WI)

St. Mark Hope and Peace (Kansas City, MO) 

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Applebachsville (Quakertown, PA) 

First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Poughkeepsie (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Methodist

First United Methodist Church of Salem (Salem, OR)

Open Worship, First United Church of Denton (Denton TX)

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (Leawood, KS)

Crossroads United Methodist Church (Asburn, VA)

Asbury First United Methodist Church (Rochester, NY) 

Trinity United Methodist Church (Memphis, TN) 

Metropolitan Community Church

MCC Detroit (Detroit, MI)

Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer (Augusta, GA)

aChuch4Me MCC (Chicago, IL)

Joshua Generation Community Church (Hattiesburg, MS) 

Love MCC (Las Vegas, NV) 

MCC San Antonio (San Antonio, TX) 

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) 

Multidenominational/Non-denominational/Non-traditional

The Church of the Village (New York, NY)

Revolution Church (Minneapolis, MN)

Agape Empowerment Ministries (Savannah, GA)

Forefront Church (New York, NY)

Bosque Center for Spiritual Living (Albuquerque, NM) 

Open Church of Maryland (Arbutus, MD) 

Cascade Church (Portland, OR) 

Full Truth Fellowship of Christ (Detroit, MI) 

Queer Theology (Multidenominational LGBT affirming online community)

Brave Commons (Multidenominational campus ministry)

Presbyterian

More Light Presbyterians

Collenbrook United Church (Drexel Hill, PA)

Friendship United Presbyterian Church (Chicago, IL) 

Grace Church Corpus (Corpus Christi, TX) 

Reformed Church

The Collegiate Church of New York (New York, NY – Reformed Church of America)

Believe Out Loud’s parent ministry includes four open and affirming churches:

Unitarian Universalist

All Souls Bethlehem Church (Brooklyn, NY) 

The Sanctuary (Boston, MA)

United Church of Christ

The Riverside Church in the City of New York (New York, NY)

Bloom in the Desert Ministries (Palm Springs, CA)

New Ark United Church of Christ (Newark, DE)

Community UCC (Champaign, IL)

Irvine United Congregational Church (Irvine, CA)

Collenbrook United Church (Drexel Hill, PA)

Island United Church (Foster City, CA) 

All Souls Bethlehem Church (Brooklyn, NY) 

Grace UCC (Lancaster, PA)

Umstead Park United Church of Christ (Raleigh, NC) 

Cresskill Congregational Church (Cresskill, NJ) 

Faith United Church of Christ (Bradenton, FL) 

Lynnhurst Congregational UCC Church (Minneapolis, MN) 

Kenilworth United Church of Christ (Tonawanda, NY) 

First Congregational Church of Battle Creek (Battle Creek, MI)

Unity 

Unity of Palmyra (Palmyra, PA)

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