The Homecoming Project is a short course endorsed by freedom2b that seeks to provide a warm and safe place for LGBTI spirituality to be affirmed, nurtured and celebrated. Held in Melbourne, the five sessions over five weeks will cover areas ranging from the interpretation of scripture, to practicing spiritual disciplines, as well as friendships, relationships and intimacy.
It is a place for LGBTI people of faith to be encouraged to live life and live it well, helping to stem the appalling mental health statistics that have plagued the community for so long.
For further Information and to register please go to http://www.homecomingproject.com.au/
DATES: July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st 2014
7:30pm to 10:00pm
PLACE:East Doncaster Baptist Church (Seminar Room)
47-53 Tunstall Road
East Doncaster 3109
Thirty places available only.
At some point in our journey, we find ourselves asking if we want to be parents. But what are the options open to us as LGBTI people?
At our next meeting, we’ll be tackling the difficult issues we face if we decide to raise kids. What kind of pressure do we face, and what does the research tell us about how a child develops who is raised by same-sex parents?
A discussion not to be missed.
WHEN: Friday, August 1st 2014
TIME: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
WHERE: ACON Building, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Click on “MAP” for a link to the meeting location: MAP
After the discussion, you are welcome to join us for a drink or dinner at the nearby Royal Exhibition Hotel.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME. STAY AS LITTLE OR AS LONG AS YOU LIKE.
For more information, please contact Shane on 0413374650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Mother and Son Story of Reconciliation and Hope!
Guest Speakers- Reece Bektas (outlined above!) and his mother Sue will share their very special journey. A mother who raised a special child but didn’t want to come to terms with her son being gay. Sue speaks of her journey of understanding as there was more to it than what was spoken about at their Seventh Day Adventist Church. A son who goes through challenges of feeling he needs to change by hanging in wrong crowds to be someone else.
Event Location: Victorian AIDS Council Building, 6 Claremont Street, South Yarra. The entrance is at the side of the building. Just ring the door bell and we will come and let you in. You are welcome to join us afterwards at La Porchetta, Toorak Rd South Yarra.
7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. For more information or any queries please email email@example.com or call Linda on 0430045585
Freedom2b Melbourne Youth are hosting a special screening of the movie Seventh Gay Adventists. But ALL are welcome.
Come along and witness a movie that shows 3 stories of people in same-sex relationships that are still attending church and being who they are. Like all of us we all go through challenges and this movie best describes in all sorts of ways, being a Christian and being gay.
THIS INVITATION IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!
* Location to be announced at a later date *
To see the trailor for this movie go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03hVnSH65v4
Any Questions contact David on 0408 070 282 or Reece on 0400 617 626
Hope you guys can come along and feel inspired!
Our Melbourne chapter has grown significantly over the last five years, with people travelling long distances to attend the monthly meetings in the city. A number of people travel from the outer East, hence we have created a social f2b get together to strengthen the connections that have already been made, plus make some new ones with those that are not able to make the Melbourne meetings.These dinners are run with all the same guidelines as a regular chapter meeting, but will not have the speaker/discussion component. PLUS they are family friendly so children can attend. Up to date the nights have been well attended and we have had some great feedback, so I hope you can come along.
Note the Dinners are now on Tuesday Nights.
The details for the September outer eastern f2b dinner: Tuesday 2nd September, 6.30pm at Sofias Restaurant -99 Maroondah Highway, Croydon.
RSVP to Matt Glover @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 0478 651 951. Children welcome!