Queer Sermons in the GS Community – Becca Sawyer

Becca Sawyer is our Events Manager (you can read more about her here!). Becca delivered a sermon entitled “All Things Hold Together” at the 2018 West Coast Generous Space Retreat. You can watch the full sermon below as a part of our Queer Sermon Series.  “He is before all things, and in him all things hold…

Queer Sermons in the GS Community – Caro Ibrahim

Sunday mornings at the Generous Space retreat are a rich time of connection and community through worship, preaching, and celebrating Communion. Without fail, God shows up and strengthens us as those who are Beloved and those who Belong. We’re excited to share with you this collection of sermons from these special retreat services and look…

Friendship Panel – Ontario Generous Space Retreat 2018

The theme for our 2018 spring retreat in Ontario was friendship. In a world of online connection with hundreds of “friends”, many of us are searching for deeper meaning and experience in our relationships. LGBTQ+ folks, often out of necessity, have both challenged assumptions and reimagined the potential of friendship and/or chosen family. This may…

Friendship and Community in Dialogue with bell hooks

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection was by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. Our second reflection was from our Director of Community,…

LGBTQ+ Christians as “Friendship Researchers”

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection was by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter. This reflection is from our Director of Community, Beth…

Unpacking Friendship – Ontario Generous Space Retreat 2018

As the Ontario GS community prepares to gather for our 6th annual Ontario Generous Space Retreat (OGSR), we’re inviting our retreat participants and the broader GS community into some of our team’s reflections on this year’s theme: friendship. Our first reflection is by our E.D., Wendy VanderWal-Gritter: It wasn’t long after the last Ontario Generous Space…

Non-Monosexual Panel – Generous Space Retreat 2017

Non-Monosexual? Depending on your context, you might just be wondering, “What on earth is a non-monosexual panel?” It was a relatively new term for me. As a mainly straight and mostly cis-gender person (ie. lots of privilege in the arena of sexuality), if I hear “non-mono….” in a conversation about sexuality my brain goes to…