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API LGBTQ WELCOMING CONGREGATIONS

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (USA)

Pine Church, San Francisco

Pine Church, 426 33rd Avenue, SF

PINE CHURCH – the first Asian American church in the country (USA) to become a “reconciling church” publicly stating they are welcoming towards glbt individuals. Every year Pine Church celebrates the San Francisco Gay Pride Weekend with a service to remember the calling to keep the doors of the Church open to all of God’s children.

BUENA VISTA CHURCH – Building on the legacies of Alameda Japanese American families, Buena Vista is a welcoming multi-generational community of faith that affirms Asian American spiritual values. Buena Vista voted to become a Reconciling Congregation in 2006. Rev. Michael Yoshii, Pastor.  2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 522-2688, bvumc@aol.com

PROGRESSIVE PAN ASIAN MINISTRY – An intentionally progressive, open and affirming, justice-oriented ministry which meets at the PANA house in Berkeley for worship, potluck, and reflection. For more information contact Burt Yin at 510.582.4368 or byin@sbcglobal.net.

ALDERSGATE CHURCHA Japanese American reconciling congregation open and affirming to all. 4243 Manuela Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3705, (650) 948-6806. rmorimoto@sbcglobal.net

NRJ Supportive Church & Group List

Here’s a larger list of welcoming and affirming groups beyond the SF Bay Area.

PHILIPPINES

MCC Quezon City (MCCQC), regular Sunday worship service and Friday Bible study, film viewing parties, focus group discusions, and seminars with LGBT Human Rights allies. Worship space and headquarters: 3rd Floor, 56 Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City. Telephone: 5083523.

LGBTQ AFFIRMING ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CLERGY

God loves API LGBTQ people. God loves you. To help you connect supportive clergy, the Network on Religion and Justice is maintaining a growing list at: http://www.netrj.org/?p=pastors

Clergy wishing to be included on the list please email lauren@netrj.org

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