On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot will deliver a sermon entitled “Who Put the ‘T’ in Trinity?” at both the 9:30am and 11am worship services as we deepen our exploration of transgender issues. All are welcome! (Update: Sermon available now!)
Rev. Himschoot, a transgender man, was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film, Call Me Malcolm. Since then he has been a frequent guest and speaker at college, university and seminary campuses. Rev. Himschoot’s ordained ministry began at the Denver Inner City Parish and at Plymouth Church, Minneapolis. After taking a hiatus to be the stay-at-home dad of twins, he later served as a pastor in transitional capacity at Arvada UCC, Parker UCC, and Community UCC of Boulder in Colorado, as well as an adjunct professor at Denver’s Iliff School of Theology. He came to live in Cleveland in 2012 to work with the Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization Team for the United Church of Christ. In his spare time Rev. Himschoot organizes activists with Showing Up For Racial Justice and the Greater Cleveland Congregations. An upcoming article in 2016, addressing intersecting oppressions and suicidality, is expected in the next online edition of Sacred Spaces, the journal of the American Association of Pastoral Care. It is entitled “Practices of Spirit for Genderqueer and Transgender Christians.”
The word “transgender” represents many different peoples’ stories. Rev. Himschoot has found the grace and faith to transcend the challenges that many transgender individuals have experienced. Come join the worship service with this nationally-known minister and advocate for transgender individuals.