LGBTQ and Church Discussion Group

Healing on the Hill

Have you, or has someone you love, been wounded by the churches’ treatment of the LGBTQ community?  Bower Hill Church is holding an event to offer healing and hope.

What?  We’re calling it an “Open Discussion” of faith and sexuality.  But we know that not everyone will want to talk.  That’s okay.  Come and be with others who share your experience; no one will be forced to speak.

Who?  These discussions are open to all, especially LGBT Christians, skeptical spiritual seekers, and anyone who has felt hurt by the church.

How?  We will spend the first fifteen minutes of the hour reflecting on certain issues of faith and sexuality.  The rest of the hour will be spent in guided discussion.  See the calendar of topics below.

Where?  At Bower Hill Church, an open and affirming Presbyterian congregation in Mt. Lebanon.  Enter by any door.  Tell the first person you see that you’re looking for “The Friendship Room.”

When?  Each Sunday in July and August at 11:00am.


Weekly Topics:

Sunday, July 7: Finding a God of welcome in the Bible

Sunday, July 14: The long road: a history of social stigma

Sunday, July 21: Woundedness and wellness, naming the pain

Sunday, July 28: The churches and their stances

Sunday, Aug 4: How families can offer support

Sunday, Aug 11: How faith can heal our anger and hurt

Sunday, Aug 18: A personal journey

Sunday, Aug 25: A personal journey


If you would like more information, contact Pastor Brian Snyder.  He will be leading most of the discussions: 412-561-4114,

We hope to see you there!