Thank God for our Nonbinary* siblings!
The not really,
the sort of
The people of twilights
sunrises and sunsets
The today I do this, and tomorrow I’ll do that.
The ones who escape easy definition,
and yet are so definitely
Here’s to those who help us to understand aspects of God,
That we never understood before,
male and female Both in the image of God.
Mother and Father God.
God of many breasts, God almighty, God of many mounds.
Here is to the enbys, whose sense of fashion is superior,
and yet we still don’t know how to market to them
(silly commercial straight/cis, whatever people)
Here is the the nonbinary people,
beautiful, perfect, made in God’s image.
God bless you.
I hope you are affirmed and blessed,
today and everyday.
*(If you need to research to start understanding being nonbinary, please start researching being nonbinary and use queer and nonbinary resources so here is a place to start)
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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
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