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  SAFe (Sexuality and Faith)


The Sexuality and Faith group (SAFe) began at St. John's with its first meeting on August 5, 2006. Parishioners concerned for LGBTQ inclusivity at the parish met to provide a support network in our church. The group took a more active role in the parish as the Episcopal Church deliberated the inclusion of a same-gender blessing ceremony among its rites. SAFe hosted parish forums on the history of LGBTQ rights in the US and in the Episcopal Church, facilitated open discussion among parishioners on LGBTQ issues, and reported to the parish on the developments in Church deliberations and actions. Now, in the wake of the adoption of a same-gender blessing ceremony by the Episcopal Church, SAFe continues as an informal alliance, providing a personal connection to any who wish to know more about the parish, and particularly its LGBTQ community.

For any more information about SAFe or the LGBTQ community at St. John's, we invite you to contact any of the following parishioners:

Larry Alexander (lalex3232@aol.com)
Pam Barney (barneypam@gmail.com)
Truman Bullard (truman.bullard@gmail.com)
Lisa Miller (jazzieli@aol.com)
Robert Pound (rwpound@gmail.com)
Don Raley (daraley@pa.net)
Walter and Wendy Tibbetts (wtibb1941@aol.com)