The goal of Sacred Space is to meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of the LGBTQ community.
Our neighbors include people who are queer or straight; children, youth, elders and folks in between; neighbors who are housed or homeless. This ministry is accomplished by being present, available and offering God’s love with no other agenda.
The Sacred Space Minister is an ordained person who is responsible for participating in community life, building relationships with our neighbors and being available to be a listening ear or a resource person. While many of our neighbors are currently “unchurched”, the Sacred Space Minister can facilitate making the sacraments of the church available to those who seek them.
Gatherings led by the Sacred Space Minister include hosting Sacred Cocktails, a monthly gathering of folks in a local bar for fellowship and the sharing of our faith & spiritual journeys and Sacred Cup, a twice-a-month gather of folks at a local coffee shop for fellowship and spiritual conversations over a cup of coffee or tea. Events throughout the year include our annual Palm Sunday procession through the Castro; flash masses on the sidewalks and in local parks; Ash Wednesday imposing of ashes on 18th and Castro St.; Outreach Booth at Trans March in Dolores Park (pictured above); and participation in the many community events and fundraisers in the neighborhood.
Sacred Space SF in the Castro is guided by a working advisory board that includes members of St. Aidan’s, MCC San Francisco, the SF Night Minister, and other community stakeholders.