‘Sit With Me Sunday’ is an effort to welcome LGBTQI/SSA people who would like to attend church but may have felt unsafe to do so in the past. Many feel uncomfortable attending a new church or even a familiar church, if they are alone, so the Mormons Building Bridges community tries to connect them with members of the church who would love to welcome a new friend into their congregation. Also, the MBB community chooses four special Sundays each year; Christmas, Easter, and two visits to the Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts where members can make extra efforts to welcome new friends to church. For information on the upcoming special Sit With Me Sunday, visit our Event page.
“I simply want to sit in this room with anyone who is here to deepen their spiritual life, regardless of the storms and wolves they’ve encountered along their way.”
— Molly Bennion, who spoke at a special sacrament meeting held in the Washington Park, WA Ward regarding LGBT issues in the church.
Here is a link to a list of members who have offered to “be a friend” to anyone wishing to attend their ward who would like a friend to sit with. Here is a map showing all the current locations of those who are participating in the special Sit With Me Sundays. Here is a link to the Sit With Me Sunday Facebook page.
If you would like to add you name to the list or need help navigating the list, please contact Sherri Park at email@example.com or on Facebook.