As society continues to wrestle and shift in its perspective toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning (LGBTQ) community, many individuals still struggle to find a safe place for spiritual connectedness, reflection and formation. For many members of the LGBTQ community the narrative surrounding church has been less than compelling and often painful and marginalizing. Hence in the name of compassion, equality and acceptance, Watershed longs to create different experience and expression for its LGBTQ friends and members.
Kindred Community is a safe haven and onramp for the LGBTQ person. A welcoming refuge where open dialogue and genuineness is both invited and pursued. Where relationships, kindred spirits and transparency pave the way to know and understand deeper places in one's self and where validation and connection with Christ and others can be both explored and experienced.
Click here to learn more or join the group.
Additionally, there is a Facebook group, "Kindred at Watershed", that is utilized for information, scheduling events, etc. To respect privacy on Facebook, the group is set to private. Search for the group on Facebook, request to join, and you'll be added.
JOIN KINDRED AT 2018 CLT PRIDE
Kindred Community would like to invite our greater Watershed community to join their Bloc at the 2018 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade! The mission of Charlotte Pride is to enrich, empower, strengthen & make visible LGBTQ people in Charlotte & the Carolinas. Kindred will have a booth set up at the event. Please consider volunteering and representing the Watershed community or visit the booth and join the festivities!
WHAT: 2018 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade
WHEN: Saturday, August 18th and/or Sunday, August 19th
WHERE: Uptown Charlotte
Sign up here to let the Kindred Bloc know if you would like to join! More information will be provided once the volunteer schedule is finalized.
If you're interested in purchasing a Kindred shirt, please email Mark. Shirts are $20 each.
Additionally, First United Methodist has invited Watershed to watch the parade from their terraced steps beginning at 12:15PM. They’ll have complimentary refreshments set up to share.