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IGB Birmingham Pride Picnic & Gathering

September 26, 2021
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham
Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House
Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 1JP

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Date:

September 26

Time:

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Venue

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham

Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House

Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 1JP

On Sunday, 26th September we are hosting a special gathering to celebrate Birmingham Pride Weekend.

From 2-5pm we’ll gather on the grounds of the Edgbaston Quaker Meeting House for a picnic and relaxed outdoor gathering as we wind down from Pride Weekend.

Come spend time with folks from IGB from 2pm – we’ll have a cake table, some snacks and a place to fill a water bottle, but bring anything else you might like to eat or drink.

At 3pm, we’ll have a short lowkey time of storytelling about the origins of Pride and some live acoustic music. We’ll also have some interactive creative activities to help us reflect on Pride & Protest.

We’ll livestream this on FB Live & YouTube from 3-3:45 to include those who can’t be with us in person.

If the weather doesn’t cooperate on the day, we’ll move the whole thing inside.

Our friends at the Church at Carrs Lane will be hosting a Pride Worship Service at 10:30am that morning. If you would like to join in with that, you are very welcome to. A number of folks from area inclusive churches will have lunch together after that service. If you’d like to, you can then hop on the train from New Street to Five Ways and join us for the afternoon.
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About Inclusive Gathering Birmingham …

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.

When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included. Read more about what makes us tick at www.inclusivegathering.org.uk or send an email to newchurchbirmingham@gmail.com to ask questions or chat.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR NEW VENUE:
The Quaker Meeting House is on the Five Ways end of City Centre at the corner of St James Road and George Road. Enter through gate on George Road and you’ll find a lovely garden and a cosy vibe.
There is ample free parking on George Road. (It is just outside the clean air zone).
Five Ways Trains Station is just 500m away.
Numbers 1 and 8 and the Harborne and Hagley Road bus routes stop near by at the Big Morrisons at Five Ways which is nearby.
The building itself is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets.
Any questions can be directed to newchurchbirmingham@gmail.com.
We’re really happy to do what we can to make you feel welcome and included – if you are worried about getting to the venue from Moor Street/ New Street give us a shout!
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We gather as IGB each Sunday at 3pm, but our gatherings will look a bit different each week. The big news is that from September 2021, most Sundays there will now be an option to meet both in person or online in some way.
Here’s the pattern of what to expect each month:
1st Sunday -Worship Gathering at the Meeting House and Livestreamed to FB Live & YouTube- Music, stories, a spiritual, reflection, music & cake. Pub meet up afterwards.
2nd Sunday – Live Online (only) Gathering led by IGB’s Leadership Community – Streamed to FB Live & YouTube.
3rd Sunday – Various activities in collaboration with others – Online reflection or Open Table Birmingham meeting in North Brum. 5:15 Neurodiverse Spirituality Zoom Workshop & Discussion.
4th Sunday – Real Talk & Afternoon Tea at the Meeting House & Livestreamed to FB Live & Youtube with Zoom hybrid discussion option. Pub meet up afterwards.
5th Sunday (when there is one!) – A Special Event.
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About Inclusive Gathering Birmingham …
Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included. Read more about what makes us tick at www.inclusivegathering.org.uk or send an email to newchurchbirmingham@gmail.com to ask questions or chat.