Sacred Story is a gathering for LGBTQIA Young Adults to enjoy an open and affirming faith community.

This will be a time for retreat in the mountains with the LGBTQIA young adult community to share in recreation, the arts, friendship-building and story sharing.

We'll come together to worship, listen to speakers, participate in workshops, and experience the Creator in the heart of his creation.

We can't wait to write this new chapter with you.



Includes program registration,

room, and 4 meals. 

(Scholarships are available) 

Please register by February 1, 2020


Friday, February 28th - Sunday, March 1st 

Camp Colby 
Colby Ranch Rd,
Palmdale, CA 93550


All people are sacred. All stories are powerful. Sacred Story is a space dedicated to the encouragement of spiritual growth and healing through the act of storytelling - whether that be through music, art, poetry, etc, we want to hear the story of you. You'll find yourself surrounded by new friends, unplugged from the rest of the world, and taken into a holy space of true acceptance and celebration of all lives.




Bailey Brawner

Senior Pastor, Mission Hills UMC

Bailey is a queer, asexual pastor who works to create spiritual spaces for queer people who have experienced religious trauma.


Denyse Barnes

Assoc. Pastor, Hollywood UMC

Denyse is a queer pastor who specializes in creating safe spaces for queer youth, both in spiritual contexts and other areas.


Angel & Nicole

Directors, The One Frontier

Angel & Nicole are a queer couple and directors of The One Frontier Organization. Together they create experiences for queer people of faith through visuals, music, and other art.


Adam Marshall-Lopez

Seminarian, LGBTQ Activist

Adam is a gay seminary student and QCF small group leader who aims to help queer people develop healthy, life-giving theologies.


what will we be doing?

We'll be sharing our lives with each other for two nights. We'll eat food, worship, and hear stories from fellow LGBTQ+ Christians.

While here, you'll get to attend workshops designed to help you learn to engage in your own story and spirituality. Curated by our leaders, these workshops focus on everything from poetry to meditation, to music and even a service project.


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