Rooted in her own personal experience, Jamie Bruesehoff will share some of the joys and challenges of raising a transgender child in a world that all too often isn't ready for them. We know these youth face devastating rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide, but the data overwhelmingly shows that support and affirmation greatly reduces those risks. What does that affirmation look like? How as parents, family, educators, faith leaders, and community members can we be that support? Jamie will inspire, empower, and equip us to better show up for the young people in our lives and in our community.
Jamie Bruesehoff (she/her) is an award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate. She is an openly queer woman married to a Lutheran pastor and mom to three spirited children, including a twelve-year-old transgender daughter. She is passionate about sharing her family’s story because she believes our stories are bridges to understanding, compassion, and celebration.
We are excited to have Jamie join us in Wenatchee March 4-8 for Gender Diversity Week. On Sunday, March 8, Jamie will be our guest preacher and will also be speaking during our Faith Formation time.
Please join us for worship each Wednesday during Lent, before our evening meal of soup and bread. The sanctuary will be ready for silent prayer and meditation at 5:00 if you’d like to arrive before the start of vespers. Candles and prayer shawls will be available for your use. Our theme this year is “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”, from First John chapter 4.
Join us for our weekly Lenten Soup Suppers, each Wednesday during Lent, beginning March 4.