Liberation UCC strives to be a church that creates a safe place for people to explore the totality of their full created selves. TransFaith weekend will be an opportunity for members of the Transgender community to explore the relationship between their spirituality and their gender identity and expression. The first two days of the weekend will center on the development of a safer and sacred place for TransFolks in relation to faith and spirituality. The Sunday worship service will be an opportunity to learn, be educated and affirm the importance of the Trans community in the life of the church.
-Pastor Darrell Goodwin-Moultry
Guest Speaker: Lawrence Richardson, Pastor Shift UCC
Formerly LaTeasha Richardson, Lawrence Richardson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and has overcome a multitude of personal obstacles including poverty, severe depression, delf-harm, and addictive behaviors. Lawrence grew up in the church and felt called to serve in ministry since he was child. He spent many years trying to fit into churches that were exclusice and unwelcoming, believing that there was no way to authentically serve God being 'different'. In 2007, Lawrence saw a television commercial that changed his life. The commercial featured a community of diverse people being rejected from the church and ended with the message, "God doesn't reject people and neither do we!"
Shortly thereafter, Lawrence serendipitously got connected to a United Church of Christ community, the denomination responsible for the television commercial, and he experienced spiritual transformation. He realized that his inner turmoil was because of trying to suppress his identity instead of allowing God to completely and entirely. Over the next few years, Lawrence underwent a spiritual journey that taught him to love himself as an extention of the still speaking God. After a series of life changes and a process of discernment, in 2010, Lawrence medically transitioned from female to male. As the result of embracing his identity as a transgender, queer-identified person, Lawrences life and light has grown immensely. Love flows in him and through him. He says the source for the love and joy he feels leaping within is from God and now it is his life's mission to share the love and joy he has with the world.
He says, "I used to be a miserable person...physically sick and depressed all the time; and if I can be transformed and made whold by the love of God, anyone can be! God is LOVE, and that love is for EVERYBODY! When you let the love of God flow in you and through you, life becomes possible!"
Transfaith Weekend Schedule
Friday July 10th - 6:30-10:00pm
Dinner provided at 6:30pm
Welcome & Get To Know You
Saturday July 11th - 10am-5pm
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Trans Identity and Faith Formation
“Writing Our Story”
Food, Fun, & Fellowship
Sunday July 12th - 1:30
Transfaith Worship Service at Liberation UCC
Guest Preacher: Lawrence Richardson
* Note: Friday and Saturday are for Trans Only. Please RSVP for these days.
Sunday worhip service, Trans, allies and all are welcome! No RSVP needed for Sunday.
Friday & Saturday
Seattle University - Alumni Bldg.
824 12th Ave.
(corner of 12th & Marion)
(Meets at Madrona Grace)
832 32nd Ave. Seattle 98122
This Trans Only Event for Friday and Saturday is Free but due to limited availablity please RSVP by clicking here.
Weekly Freedom Worship
Every Sunday @1:30pm
Couples Group: Every 2nd Saturday @ 10:30am
Game Night: Every 1st
Tuesday @ 6:30pm
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