From Affirmation to Invitation
You can imagine how good I felt when Kimayo, a musician and artist from New Hampshire, told me why she wanted to perform at Trinity Cathedral. She said, “I want to be there because Trinity is clearly a sacred place for all people.” She wanted to offer her one-woman performance of story and song, My Queer Faith, in a place where all are truly welcomed. But, she also insisted that her tour stops in places that are indeed sacred as well.
Throughout this spring, Kimayo will be performing in churches and other houses of faith across the country, telling the story not only of coming out but also of finding how faith deepened her sense of her belovedness in the eyes of God.
I hope you’ll join us this coming Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the cathedral for Kimayo’s performance. But this is not just an offering for Trinity: we want to spread the word among our friends and communities, among partner churches and our colleagues in other faith traditions, so that we can share together in an evening of beauty and welcome.
This is a great opportunity to invite someone to Trinity…especially someone for whom “coming to church” might not be an appropriate invitation. Yet Trinity Cathedral is indeed a sacred place for all people, a sanctuary in which, all who enter in can find resonance of the sacred, through song, through story, through welcome and through transcendence. This is a great opportunity to invite folks for the first time into a holy space!