-- >-- >Spirituality, homosexuality as well as neighborhood collaborated in the new Internationale Roze Kerk (IRK) that will certainly open its doors in the facility of the Hague on 8 September 2013. This heart-warming month-to-month worship will integrate English and also Dutch-- typical and modern-day-- and also be led by American blessed priest, Reverend Barbara Rogoski, OMC. It is a non-denominational Christian service as well as is open for all LGBT people of faith, along with straight friends and family.
It will certainly be hung on the second Sunday of each month within the Basta Caf\u00e9 itself, which is the headquarters of the COC Haaglanden at Scheveningseveer 7. Although a caf\u00e9 is a non-traditional location for a worship, any kind of area where people unite to pray as well as sing can be a fantastic church experience. There is likewise a good sound system and a location for coffee later on.
With the success of the Evangelische Roze Kerk (ERV) month-to-month Christian solution in Amsterdam, Rev. Barbara had the concept to bring this model to The Hague. The solution would adhere to the same layout with standard Christian petitions as well as songs. However to bring in young LGBT individuals, exact same sex pairs and moms and dads with young children, there will be a modern aspect to motivate the parish with pop Christian music, motivational videos and live efficiencies.
Harry Derksen, Chairman of the COC Haaglanden claimed, \"There is a requirement for spiritual connection in the LGBT area in The Hague. Our team believe that this Roze Kerk program will supply extra assistance to our members with unique emphasis on the need of belonging for the youth and the need for caring interest for the senior.\"
Over the next couple of months, Rev. Barbara will certainly develop a team of energised volunteers to collaborate the service, the songs, the administration, and also various other assistance functions. The intention is to have a cr\u00e8che for children as well as a bi-lingual book shop with the latest Christian music CDs, DVDs and also books to support the contemporary environment. Workshops and also lectures will be prepared after the service to allow individuals to have accessibility to present brand-new idea motivational leaders in Dutch and also English.
There is an Open Information Day on 9 June at the Basta Caf\u00e9 from 14:00-- 17:30. The opening ceremony will be held at the Basta Coffee Shop on 8 September from 15:00-- 16:30 with coffee reception after, as well as every 2nd Sunday of the month. For more details, contact Rev. Barbara through e-mail at bear-magazine.com or check out bear-magazine.com
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