Thanks to you, we soared into our first full year as Parity. Within this report you will get a glimpse of the work you empowered throughout 2015.
Because supporters like you had confidence in our vision, we made our new identity into something powerful and real.
Here are some highlights:
· In 2015 our ministry and youth programming welcomed and served 500 youth. To attract more LGBTQ youth and allies than ever before, we led interactive workshops, an affirming weekend retreat, and educational book groups.
· Our 2015 Emerging Pastors Retreat served nearly 40 people across the country and dozens more online. We’re expanding to two annual retreats, reaching emerging LGBTQ pastors from the Presbyterian tradition and across denominations.
· In the past year Not So Churchy held our first baptism, took our first retreat where we explored the art of musical composition based on Scripture, and held monthly prayer groups.
We are excited to share with you the impact of our work, and of your support, in our 2015 annual report. You can see all the ways your contributions uplift and strengthen Parity and our mission.
As we look forward over the next year, we are excited to partner with you once again to create healing and nurturing spaces for LGBTQ Christians. In addition to our programs for youth, pastors and worshipping communities, we are harnessing the power of the network we have built locally in NYC, and utilizing social media and online video to spread a global message of God’s overwhelming love for LGBTQ people everywhere. Stay tuned!
Thank you for joining us in this incredible ministry.