15 local clergywomen: what they’re praying for now + where you can find them this Christmas

Eva Melton is one of the local clergywomen
Eva Melton is the founder of The Firm Foundation Church. Photo via Eva Melton

As Christmas 2020 draws near, we found ourselves wondering about senior clergywomen in Birmingham: who and where are they? What did it take for them to get to where they are now? What are they praying for this holiday season? If they’re having Christmas or Christmas Eve services this year, where can people find them?

We discovered more women clergy in the Greater Birmingham area than we could possibly include. So, we pulled together a group of 15 women leaders representing eight denominations. Keep reading to meet them and find out what they had to say. 

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What does Birmingham’s recent 100% inclusivity score mean? + 6 LGBTQ-friendly events

You are Beautiful quilt from the Magic City Acceptance Center.
Quilt from the Magic City Acceptance Center. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Birmingham recently got a perfect 100 score on the national LGBTQ+ Municipal Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign and the Equality Federation gave a record 88 out of 506 cities across the country this score.

To find out what this means to people in Birmingham, we dug into the nuts and bolts of the score, then reached out to four people in the community. And, we put together a list of 7 LGBTQ-friendly events for y’all. Keep reading for all the details.

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