Embracing God’s Gifts

Purpose & Practice

As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today.

Our organization, Embracing God’s Gifts, has been formed as an instrument for recognizing these gifts and incorporating their goodness and use into the life of our parish.

Our mission is to create opportunities for the spiritual enrichment, support and inclusion of all diverse individuals, while being informed by church teaching, and to promote awareness and community building among them.

We will accomplish this through a variety of endeavors that foster support, communication and social activities. We invite all to participate in this group with open-mindedness and compassion.


You are invited to join members of our gay and lesbian community in the Parish Offices at 110 E. Madison Street at 7:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

This group is open to anyone interested in fostering support, maintaining communications, and encouraging social activities among diverse members of our parish.


Gordon Creamer
[email protected]

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Events - Past, Present, & Future

At Embracing God’s Gifts, we have shared in the following activities and are planning for more:

  • Monthly Enrichment Gatherings
  • Guest Speakers on Various Topics
  • Spiritual Reflections at Gatherings
  • Annual Pride Cookout
  • Pride Prayer Service
  • Movie Nights
  • Spotlight on Group Members
  • Outreach & Support for Members
  • Exploring Literary Works on Spirituality
  • Resource Sharing
  • Service-Oriented Endeavors
  • Annual Retreats

Photo Gallery

Photos of Pride Parade 2019 – June 15, 2019
Photos from A Moveable Feast – June 1, 2019
Photos from St. Ignatius LGBT Ministry at Pride 2017
Photos from Pride Prayer Service – June 8, 2017
Photos from New Ways Ministry Event – October 30th, 2016
Photos from Pride Prayer Service – June 22, 2016
Photos from recent Embracing God’s Gifts events