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 Mormons Building Bridges tries to connect them with members of the church who would love to welcome a new friend into their congregation. MBB hosts SWMS four times a year; Christmas, Easter, and two visits to the Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts. For information on the upcoming 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, a lesbian who spoke at a special sacrament meeting held in the Washington Park Ward.
Here is a link to the Sit with Me Sunday list of members who have offered to “Be a Friend” to others in their area. If you would like to participate, please contact Sherri Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. Here is a map showing all the current locations of those who are participating in Sit With Me Sundays. Here is an explanation from the Salt Lake Tribune and another from the Herald Journal and a video from ABC 4 in Utah.