Kinship in North America

Kinship North America is a community of current and former Adventist LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families and friends, who live in the United States and Canada. This group within Kinship provides community and advocacy for our members in North America with opportunities for social and spiritual community, both in-person and online.

North American Events...

Kinship Worship
Kinship Worship is our monthly public worship service that is streamed to our public Facebook and YouTube channels.
Kinship Sabbath School
An accepting, affirming & safe space for LGBT+ & Allies
Every Saturday - 10 am PT
UnClobber Q&A Webinar
Bring your questions and thoughts about UnClobber, LGBTQ people, and the Adventist church.
Second Saturdays
5 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm PT — LEARN MORE...
Families & Friends Monthly Zoom Meeting
3rd Sunday of each month
9:30 am PDT / 12:30 pm EDT
zoomLed by John and Carolyn Wilt


Region 2 Vespers
Third Friday of each month
7 pm ET–5 pm CT–4 pm PT
zoomFor more information email region2@sakinship.org.

North American Regions & Leaders

Eastern Canada
Canada Eaestern
Eastern Canada  
(Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
  Jerry McKay 
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US Region 5
US Region 5
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana,Oklahoma, & Texas
   Social Media Groups  Facebook   
     Region Coordinator
 Floyd Poenitz email icon 35

Region 5 North Texas Chapter
North Texas Chapter 
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Social Media Groups
 Floyd Poenitz email icon 35 
        (Floyd lives in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth)

Seventh-Gay Adventists

Growing up Adventist means knowing you belong. And being Adventist is about much more than a set of beliefs--it's a close-knit community not easily left. Faith, identity, and sexuality collide in this raw and moving documentary about the challenges and spiritual journeys of three Seventh-day Adventists who love God and their church and are also gay.

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You can believe the Bible and
welcome the LGBTQ community

Pastor Colby Martin researched the 6 texts that are traditionally used to condemn LGBTQ people. He shares both his research findings and his personal journey of growth. Kinship is sharing this book free to all. We believe it does an outstanding job of explaining the original context and how we can have more inclusive communities today.

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Order a copy for yourself
or a friend, today!

Kinship Around the World

Our international community spans six continents and over 80 countries. Our goal is to enable all our members to connect locally for community and support. Many of these regions have private Facebook and WhatsApp groups to communicate and plan events.   View our Communities!