Our Story

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"The seeds of The Crossing were planted

  in 2005 when Rev. Stephanie Spellers was hired as a minister at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Charged with young adult outreach, she gathered eight 20 to 30-somethings in November 2005 for dinner and worship. Some of the original group came from St. Paul’s and others did not. What all of them had in common was a hunger for a new kind of church and a positive vision. Rather than just deconstructing institutional church practice, Rev. Steph wanted a group that would construct something new. At each meeting, a member of the group would share a spiritual practice that meant something to them, like yoga, singing, or art. By spring 2006, they were ready to expand their vision and open the community to growth. On April 20, 2006 they held their first worship gathering in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s."

Source: The Pluralism Project



The Crossing's primary ministry is providing a welcoming worship space for LGBTQIA+ folks. We joyfully lead the local Episcopal Diocese's presence at Pride and have also held space for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance that takes place each fall. We affirm and support all identities that are cultivated with and for love. We strive for inclusive language in our liturgy, and hope to be a welcoming and safe space for all. We are also committed to lay leadership, to ensure that everyone in our community is capable of making change or supporting nourishing work as it already exists.