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Our Tribe (Augustine United Church)

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The LGBTQI Welcoming and Affirming Ministry at Augustine United Church. Augustine United Church merged with the Metropolitan Community Church Edinburgh in 2010 and as part of that Our Tribe was set up. Our Tribe seeks to live out God’s unconditional love for all through our values of inclusion, community, spiritual transformation and social justice.

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Our Tribe (Augustine United Church)

  1. 1. Our Tribe: The LGBTQI Welcoming and Affirming Ministry at Augustine United Church
  2. 2. “Something remarkable is happening in the Christianity of our times - the church is learning to innovate in new ways to express the love of God and people, and this is resulting in new forms of community.” Michael Moynagh, Being Church, Doing Life: Creating Gospel Community Where Life Happens (Monarch Books, 2014)
  3. 3. Augustine United Church • Edinburgh city centre church • gathered congregation • diverse and inclusive community
  4. 4. Our Tribe seeks to live out God’s unconditional love for all through our values of inclusion, community, spiritual transformation and social justice.
  5. 5. Vision: “Augustine United Church aspires to be an active inclusive Christian community, growing in depth and numbers.”
  6. 6. Church Life Ministry Teams (CLMTs)
  7. 7. “What the Bible really says about sexuality and gender…” Workshop
  8. 8. 8 the last Saturday evening of the month. To give you a flavour of our last 6 m • a discussion panel on“LGBTQI Rights are Human Rights” • a practical creative writing workshop: “Psalms of Transformation.” •a Nitekirk style evening of spiritual, creative contemplation through art, mu •Scotland’s first ever LGBTQI Friendly Church Fair with stalls from 14 churc •a Halloween themed quiz night with games. •a viewing and discussion of Jo Clifford’s play “The Gospel According to Je
  9. 9. 9 Even though the program of gatherings is diverse, it always contains an element of worship including communion, within it.
  10. 10. PRIDE 2015
  11. 11. 11 QUOTATIONS “I come to Our Tribe because I really enjoy the extreme affirmation I get from “I went to Our Tribe to see what it was like. I had never met anyone at a speci

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