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Beloved Arise - Seattle Youth

Very special YOUTH event in partnership with Beloved Arise!
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Beloved Arise - Seattle Youth

Time & Location

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The Bethany Youth House, 11 W Howe St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA

About the Event

Visit the event site at: https://www.belovedarise.org/events/youre-beloved-weekend-with-susan-cottrell

Join Susan Cottrell (founder of FreedHearts) in Seattle for a very special weekend workshop designed to embrace and fully affirm LGBTQ Christian youth (13-18). 

You may have been told awful things because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning—from family, church people, even so-called friends. None of it is true and you don't deserve any of it. You are beloved!

Others have told your story, others have made decisions about you and your faith — it’s time to arise and reclaim your story as someone who is beloved.

It’s a time to break through the shame and fear and confusion. And step into the freedom to BE LOVED!!

Susan Cottrell is a fully affirming mom of two beautiful, amazing queer daughters. She is a theologian, an acclaimed author, and an international speaker whose TED talk has more than a million views. Susan has been honored to work with thousands of LGBTQ people — to help them reconcile deeply held beliefs — to know they are beautiful and beloved, just as they are. 

Join her at a Beloved Weekend for some paradigm-shifting, transformational teaching and beautiful community.

Transformational truth, absolute love, lifegiving encouragement, and full affirmation from a mother's heart. 

What to Expect at the Beloved Weekend: 

This is an intimate small group conversation in a casual, comfortable setting with LGBTQ youth who are going through similar journeys of reconciling their faith and identity. We will begin with a Friday evening session and then continue all day on Saturday. Snacks, beverages, and lunch will be provided.

We will answer your scariest questions and free you from your worst fears!

We’ll discuss questions like: What if God delights in you just as you are? Is it okay to be queer and Christian? (the answer is "yes" if you're wondering!) 

What if all the hurtful things people said about you had nothing to do with you?

What if you are more beautiful and beloved than you even know? 

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? 

We’ll help you deal with your most difficult situations. 

We’ll show you how to talk to family, pastors, friends about your sexuality and your faith.

Reconcile deeply held faith issues. Navigate family relationships. And how to be your own best friend.

"Join me and we will rewrite old conversations—messages and decisions you carry in the depth of your souls—that prevent you from loving and being loved as you deserve. Come spend a weekend with me and you will rediscover that you are beloved!

Finally, I will tell you all the wonderful things I would say if you were my beloved child!" - With love,  Susan

Location: The Bethany Youth House, 11 W Howe St, Seattle, WA 98119

Dates: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Tickets: $49 (includes sessions and meals). Scholarships are available for those who need assistance. Please contact us at info@belovedarise.org.  

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