TGUC is an Affirming Community

TGUC is a member of Affirm United. Learn more about Affirm here:

https://affirmunited.ause.ca

Our focus is on inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The commitment to justice is however broader. Growing and changing in ways that welcome, love, and seek justice for all creation. God rejoices in the goodness and diversity of creation, so too our TGUC Affirming Ministry honours and celebrate diversity.

Welcoming 2SLGBTQIA+ folk of all sexual orientations and gender identities is an essential expression of this focus. Everyone is holy, of great value, beauty, worth, precious, blessed, treasured and right from their birth. Diversity enriches our worldwide family and communities. Moving beyond a welcome TGUC works to grow, adapt and share the strengths of diversity and perspective, uplifting all.

Affirming Ministry Action Plan

As an Affirming ministry, Trinity-Grace will intentionally continue to seek to live out a commitment to justice and inclusion, through the following Action Plan:

Education:

  • Involvement in ongoing educational events
  • Workshops on LGBTQ+ spirituality
  • Newcomer orientation on Affirming ministry
  • Worship that celebrates Pride Sunday, International Transgender Day ofVisibility, and awareness/inclusion of other marginalized groups (ie) Day orPrayer for indigenous peoples, Black History Month)
  • Regular use of inclusive and diversity-affirming hymns and language in prayers

Support:

  • Participate in the Vancouver Pride Parade
  • Be a supportive presence and distribute affirming materials at local publicevents such as East Side Pride, and the annual the Dyke and Trans marches
  • Public support for SOGI 123 Ministry of Education program & resources
  • Support LGBT+ refugee sponsorship

Public Action & Advocacy

  • Participate in the Vancouver Pride Parade
  • Be a supportive presence and distribute affirming materials at public events (ie East Side Pride, annual Dyke and Trans marches)
  • Public support for SOGI 123 Ministry of Education program & resources
  • Support LGBT+ refugee sponsorship
TGUC’s Affirming Celebration, June 2019