The Many Paths Spiritual Care Team is a team of LGBTQ religious and spiritual leaders who bring loving support and presence to the Creating Change community. For support or just someone to talk to, contact a team member any time during the conference by texting 574-318-0724. More about the team.

The Many Paths Gathering Space (Latitude room) is open from 7am until midnight Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. People of all (or no) faiths, traditions, and spiritual paths are welcome to come share in various practices, sit and breathe in silence, and connect across lines of faith.

All offerings are scheduled in the Latitude room on the third floor (near the hotel registration / bar) unless otherwise specified.

Thursday January 25

  • 7:00am : room is open
  • 8-8:30 : meditation (led by Teo Drake)
    • Start your morning by grounding with a 20-min meditation. No experience necessary.
  • 8:30-9 : Spiritual Care Team opening ritual (Spiritual Care Team only)
  • 9-9:15 : Anointing for activists
    • Drop in to receive a blessing with oil to dedicate your work and activism.
  • 12:45-1 : Muslim prayer (Dohr) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 1:30-2:45 : Ritual shaker making (with Pastor Lynn Young)
    • Experience making your own rattle/shaker to be used for rhythmic spirituality/ritual purposes.
  • 3:15-3:30 : Muslim prayer (‘Asr) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 3:30-5:30 : Therapy dog drop-in (with Rev. April Alford-Harkey and Sandy)
    • Come get some love from Sandy the therapy dog! Her friend Rev. April is pretty great too.
  • 5:40-5:55 : Muslim prayer (Maghreb) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 7:30-7:50pm : opening night Christian prayer (led by Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey)
    • Gather to join hearts in prayer and set intentions prior to Opening Plenary.
  • 7:50-8 : Anointing for activists
    • Drop in to receive a blessing with oil to dedicate your work and activism.
  • midnight : room is closed

The room is open to all for spiritual practice, reflection, art making, and breathing space any time nothing is scheduled. All offerings are open to all.

Friday January 26

  • 7:00am : room is open
  • 8-8:30 : meditation (led by Teo Drake)
    • Start your morning by grounding with a 20-min meditation. No experience necessary.
  • 9-10:30 : Native American traditional Talking Circle (all welcome) (with Pastor Lynn Young)
    • All are welcome to join in this traditional conversational experience led by a Two Spirit, Lakota faith leader.
  • 10:30-10:45 : anointing for activists
    • Drop in to receive a blessing with oil to dedicate your work and activism.
  • 11:00-12 : guided Lovingkindness meditation (led by Teo Drake)
    • An introduction to Buddhist lovingkindess meditation followed by a guided heart-opening practice.
  • *12:30-1:30 : Muslim Friday Prayer Salat-ul-Jumah *check master printed grid for location
  • 1-1:30 : queer Communion (led by Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey)
    • Jesus gathered queer community at the table and so do we. All welcome.
  • 1:30-2:45 : Ritual shaker making (with Pastor Lynn Young)
    • Experience making your own rattle/shaker to be used for rhythmic spirituality/ritual purposes.
  • 3:15-3:30 : Muslim prayer (‘Asr) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 3:30-5:30 : Therapy dog drop-in (with Rev. April Alford-Harkey and Sandy)
    • Come get some love from Sandy the therapy dog! Her friend Rev. April is pretty great too.
  • 5:40-5:55 : Muslim prayer (Maghreb) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 6:30-7:30 : Pagan and Nature Spirituality Circle (led by Rev. Eric Eldritch)
    • Conversation and ritual grounded in the natural world and Pagan spirituality. All welcome.
  • *7:30-9 : Shabbat Celebration *check master printed grid for location
  • 8:30-10 : art-making and therapy dog drop-in time (with Lynn Young, Alex Kapitan, Rev. April Alford-Harkey, and Sandy)
    • Come make art and get some love from Sandy the therapy dog!
  • midnight : room is closed

The room is open to all for spiritual practice, reflection, art making, and breathing space any time nothing is scheduled. All offerings are open to all.

Saturday January 27

The room is open to all for spiritual practice, reflection, art making, and breathing space any time nothing is scheduled. All offerings are open to all.

  • 7:00am : room is open
  • 8-8:30 : meditation (led by Teo Drake)
    • Start your morning by grounding with a 20-min meditation. No experience necessary.
  • 10:30-10:45 : anointing for activists
    • Drop in to receive a blessing with oil to dedicate your work and activism.
  • 10:45-12:15 : Queer/Trans & Spiritual: Finding an Authentic Spiritual Path (with Teo Drake, Alex Kapitan, and Lynn Young)
    • At a time when religion is being used as a weapon, what does it mean to see faith as source of healing, resilience, and hope? Do you struggle with being openly spiritual in LGBTQ space? Do you struggle with being openly LGBTQ in spiritual/religious space? Come share in a conversation about what’s possible within and beyond organized religion and how we can ground ourselves and our justice work in a place of faith.
  • 12:45-1 : Muslim prayer (Dohr) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 1:30-2:45 : Ritual shaker making (with Pastor Lynn Young)
    • Experience making your own rattle/shaker to be used for rhythmic spirituality/ritual purposes.
  • 3:15-3:30 : Muslim prayer (‘Asr) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 3:30-5:30 : therapy dog drop-in time (with Rev. April Alford-Harkey and Sandy)
    • Come get some love from Sandy the therapy dog! Her friend Rev. April is pretty great too.
  • 5:40-5:55 : Muslim prayer (Maghreb) (self-directed; cloths available)
  • 6:00-7:00 : Many Paths: LGBTQ People of Faith Open House
    • Hosted by the Spiritual Care Team, this time is for anyone and everyone who is drawn to LGBTQ faith space. Looking to gather or chat with LGBTQ people of faith? Curious about a religious tradition? Passionate about how spirituality and justice connect? Come share multiracial, multigenerational, multi-gender space with people of many paths and no path.
  • *8-9 : Radical Faerie Heart Circle *check master printed grid for location
  • midnight : room is closed

Sunday January 28

  • *9:30-11am : Interfaith Service: A Call for Truth, Justice and Wholeness in Today’s Chaotic World! *check master printed grid for location
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