Join other community members on Sunday, December 23rd from 6 to 7:30 pm, to celebrate Christmas in a queer and sacred space, with “Incarnate: A Queer Christmas Pageant”. The event takes place at Space 2640 (2640 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore). The event is free of charge and all are welcome.

The event is being hosted by Dreams and Visions, a new progressive, LGBTQ+ affirming church in Baltimore. All ages, all genders, all faiths (or no faith) are welcome! The church says it aims to create an imaginative spiritual community of restoration, where people can find the courage to be their full selves.

“This can be a hard season for LGBTQ folks,” said Rev. Emily Scott, pastor for the church. “Let’s reclam this Christmas story, where God chooses to come and dwell, not in the halls of power, but with a girl who most would call trouble who would soon be a refugee fleeing the violence of the powers that be.”

The host for the evening will be R. Eric Thomas, a Baltimore native and resident. Thomas is a playwright, the long-running host of “The Moth” in Philadelphia and DC, and a longtime staff writer for Elle.com, where he writes “Eric Reads the News,” a daily current events and culture column.

Participation is desired, carols will be sung, and communion will be offered. Everyone is invited to dress up, play a part, and help tell the story in this impromptu pageant! Use costumes that will be available, or come dressed up!

Makeup by Xochi Mochi will be offered beginning at 5 pm, so come and get fabulous! Cider, boozy and non-boozy, and cookies will be served after the service.

“Reclaim the story,” urges Scott. “God comes and dwells among us, revealed first to the poor and the outsider. No matter what you’ve been told, this love is for you.”

For more information visit the church’s Facebook event page at Bit.ly/2STuLGW. To learn more about Dreams and Visions, visit Dreamsandvisionsbaltimore.org.

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