Liturgy that Matters
400+ pages, 1 completed lectionary cycle, 6 new writers
Feminist, anti-racist, queerly grounded liturgy and sermon applications for hundreds of progressive clergy of many denominations - contributing to more just, inclusive, generative, and theologically rich worship for thousands worshipping in the U.S., Columbia, Canada, and beyond.
Prayers and litanies for a wide-variety of worshipping needs added to our free and ever-growing liturgy library. These resources are used in protests, community-led gatherings, classrooms, worshipping congregations across the country, special services of celebration, loss, or community solidarity, house-churches, and more.
enfleshed provides custom liturgies for individuals and communities looking for expansive words that ground in liberation and contemplative theologies. Each is constructed to meet the needs of specific contexts and, in most cases, is then offered for others' use through the liturgy library.
Highlights this year include: LGBTQIA affirming worship services for Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections PIE (public, intentional, explicit) Day, anti-racist prayers of confession, and a Lessons and Carols service of poetry and reflection.
Vita Divina Project
This year, we launched the Vita Divina Project - an online and print meditative resource based on the artwork of LGBTQIA people. Reflecting on the prompt: "Queer and Trans Flesh, A Divine Encounter," artists contributed over 30 pieces.
(artwork created by Bex Machina)
Public Theology (podcasts, articles, webinars, preaching, workshops, interviews, etc)
Among others, enfleshed was proud to be in conversation this year with the Upper Room Academy for Spiritual Formation, "Out-a-thon" with North Carolina LGBTQIA orgs, the Washington Post, Catholic Women's Ordination Conference, Progressives 4 Change, and partnering with the Faith in Harm Reduction movement.
Prior to the pandemic, we held our first Sacred Table gathering. Bringing LGBTQIA people and allies together over a meal, queer ritual and liturgy, and community building, this gathering was a partnership event with the Wesley Center in Iowa City, IA. Though the pandemic shifted our plans to do four additional events in Iowa, this single gathering was a nourishing and satisfying event.
This year, we were so proud to welcome 10 incredible additions to the team of enfleshed as we grew our board. The warmth, experience, wisdom, and creativity of these individuals, new and ongoing, make the foundation of this work possible, sustainable, and a joyful shared labor.
Pictured below from top to bottom, left to right: Dr. Elyse Ambrose, Cassidy Hall, Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh (Advisory board), Jessica Hagar, Jonathan Cintron, Saunia Powell, Tyler Schwaller, Rev. DaSaint, rev. abby mohaupt, Rev. Grace Imathiu (Adivsory board), Allison Brinkhorst, Alicia Crosby, Rev. KC Slack, Rabbi Julia Watts Belser (Advisory Board), Rev. Lisa N. Zook, and Dr. Michael Campos.
Created with images by mbll - "winter landscape tree" • Coffee-king - "bread food fresh" • Andrys - "newspapers leeuwarder courant press" • Zaimful - "sunset rainbow colored sun" • Lars_Nissen - "background candles tea lights" • mbll - "winter landscape tree"