©2020 by FreedHearts Inc

Beloved Weekends for LGBTQ


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

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COVID-19 Coronavirus — Important Announcement from FreedHearts, March 12, 2020

With an abundance of caution and respect for people’s concerns, we are postponing our FreedHearts Beloved Weekend events.  Registration for all events WILL reopen soon. ❤️ This was not an easy decision—it is so counter-intuitive for us to keep away from each other.  Many in the LGBTQ community already feel alone and isolated, and the current situation could make that worse. In this season, showing up for people looks a little different. To that end, we are planning virtual events, producing  new videos, and increasing focus and emphasis on our vibrant online support and chosen family communities. ❤️ We encourage you to join us in those communities, and to reach out to neighbors and friends to deepen community where you are. Please remember, you are beloved! It’s not good for us to be alone and we so look forward to seeing you soon at Beloved Weekends across the country.

 

A Profound, Powerful Voice

You may have been told awful things about you because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or just questioning — from family, those in the church, even those who called themselves your friends. None of it is true and you don't deserve any of it.

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.


The wounds may be deeper than anyone knows. It's time to heal relationships with ourselves, with God, with others. So you can love and be loved - as you deserve.

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. She works full-time to change the human conversation on love & inclusion.

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.

 
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You Are Gloriously Beloved

Your story may be filled with hurt from family, church, and community. Some of it from as far back as when you were a young child. This has become your story.

But what if God delights in you just as you are? What if all the hurtful things people have said about you had nothing to do with you? What if you are more beautiful and beloved than you even know?

With the tender, affirming voice of a mother, and the powerful depth and wisdom of a theologian, Susan will answer your scariest questions and discuss deeply held faith and family topics.

Your heart will be freed to love and be loved—as you deserve. Beloved, it's time to arise.

Join us for a You're Beloved Weekend!

 

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

Susan Cottrell

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The Beloved Weekends
Central Illinois (Peoria)
Sat, Aug 15
Imago Dei Church
Aug 15, 7:00 PM – Aug 17, 12:00 PM
Imago Dei Church, 2221 N Gale Ave, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us for a wonderful Beloved Weekend in Peoria - in partnership with PFLAG of Peoria; Peoria Proud; Community UCC; and Imago Dei!
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Beloved Arise - Seattle Youth
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The Bethany Youth House
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The Bethany Youth House, 11 W Howe St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA
Very special YOUTH event in partnership with Beloved Arise!
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Tampa (Ybor City!)
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Ybor City Historic District
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Ybor City Historic District, Ybor City Historic District, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us for a very special "Beloved Weekend" in Ybor City!
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Austin
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University Presbyterian Church Austin
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University Presbyterian Church Austin, 2203 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us in this amazing city for a special weekend event!
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North Carolina
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Yep, we are bringing lavish love and inclusion to North Carolina!
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San Francisco
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us for a one-of-a-kind weekend that only San Francisco can do!
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Phoenix/Tucson
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Love comes to the desert!
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Roanoke VA
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us for a very special Beloved Weekend in Roanoke!
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Birmingham, AL
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Bringing lavish love and affirmation to Alabama. Join us!
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Los Angeles
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us in the City of Angels for an incredible Beloved Weekend - LA style!
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Memphis
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us in Memphis TN for a Beloved Weekend!
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Boulder CO
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University of Colorado Boulder
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University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join us for a Beloved Weekend for LGBTQ in beautiful Boulder, Colorado!
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Chicago
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Urban Village Church (Wicker Park)
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Urban Village Church (Wicker Park), 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! A Beloved Tour stop in Chicago for an incredible weekend!
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Austin YOUTH!
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Austin
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Austin, Austin, TX, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Partnering with Austin's OUTYOUTH, we are planning a very special weekend event for YOUTH!
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! Join is in Atlanta for a Beloved Weekend!
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Washington DC
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Washington, Washington, DC, USA
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! What a perfect time for a Beloved Weekend in Washington DC! Join us!
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