West Hollywood, CA
Church attendance and interest in religion is waning in most places around the country. It’s not just Millennials, but people of all generations who often walk into churches looking to find faith but come up empty. We think that’s because people are looking to find a lived faith. No longer is passively subscribing to a system of belief a compelling enough reason to belong to a church. People are looking for the kind of faith that Jesus himself was looking for – active and alive in all that we say and do, and made available to and through each and every one of us. That’s why our identity statement at All Saints’ is “To be the Church of Jesus.” We believe that hope for the Christian faith, hope for the church, hope for the world is happening right here at All Saints’. We are not merely passive observers of faith. We are dynamic, progressive purveyors of Good News. All Saints’ is a place that’s alive and beating with relevance for the hope of our world. Through our active ministry with homeless and food-insecure people at the weekly Monday Meal, to serving a monthly brunch to homeless and runaway LGBT youth to reuniting children with their parents in prison through Get On The Bus, we actively live our faith on a daily basis … it’s how we work to be the Church of Jesus.
Los Angeles, CA
Beth Chayim Chadashim is a progressive and diverse community of people who come together to celebrate Jewish faith and culture. Started in 1972, we are the world’s first synagogue founded by, and with an outreach to, lesbians and gay men. Today our community is an established and essential part of the religious life of Los Angeles.
Our name means “House of New Life,” and our services, social gatherings and broader activism work in concert to make our community unique and live up to its name. LA is a vibrant but often disjointed big city; BCC is an intimate, welcoming synagogue that brings warmth and perspective to its members and friends.
I am deeply committed to providing you and your partner with the most beautiful ceremony possible. I will personalize your ceremony with an eloquent expression of what gives your union cause to celebrate. Your experience during and after our consultation will be pleasant, stress free and easy. Your time, budget and comfort level is always respected. I assure you that your ceremony will be delivered with great enthusiasm, professionalism, experience and heartfelt!
I have been married for over 23 years and we have a beautiful 17 year old daughter. As part of our family, we have a beautiful Maltese. She is 7 year old and her name is Princess Vargas. My life is very simple yet full of love and great dedication. I enjoy officiating weddings and have done so for over 15 years. I take great pride in being part of your special day.
My love to perform wedding ceremonies has given me the pleasure to wed so many couples throughout the years! I enjoy to listen to a couple’s story; their journey and what makes their love so special. I find great joy in handcrafting something beautiful and execute all these emotions during your ceremony. I spend a great deal of time and energy developing your perfect ceremony! So let’s begin this adventure together. I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will never forget and will always treasure!
Glendale City is a Christian church affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Our congregation was one of the first Adventist churches established in this part of Southern California. We continue to partner with this denomination locally and globally in its mission. We recognize the many ways our denomination brings good into the world. We also recognize that as a human organization, our denomination, and Glendale City Church itself, makes many mistakes and is often slow to respond to God’s leading. Therefore, we maintain a congregational posture of humility.
New York, NY
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) provides its members with transformational networking and educational opportunities that increase the financial, intellectual, and social capital of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community.
As the NY LGBT & Allied Business Network of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NGLCCNY provides certification opportunities for LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), opening up countless contracting and procurement opportunities with corporations and governments nationwide.
How Does NGLCCNY Help LGBT Business Owners Succeed?
Strategize with corporate partners, other business organizations and the community at-large to strengthen opportunities and equality for LGBT businesses and professionals in the tri-state region.
Provide education and mentoring to LGBT and allied businesses and professionals.
Partner with the financial services sector to improve members’ access to capital to start or grow their business.
Provide marketing platforms for LGBT and allied businesses. Broadcast news and information essential to the success of LGBT business enterprises and professionals on a local and national level.
Provide access and discounts to NGLCC’s exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise Supplier Diversity certification to help businesses gain procurement opportunities with large corporations.
Stay on the forefront of legislative issues and providing advocacy for LGBT business causes and non-discriminatory affairs.
Ernest spiritual journey began in Brooklyn NY, where he lived for most of his life. He studied Reiki and was ordained as an Inter-Faith Minister through the Loving Touch School in Manhattan . He then founded The Metamorphosis Healing Center in Brooklyn NY. Continuing with his spiritual studies, he attended the School of Practical Philosophy, The New School [paranormal studies], The Kabbalah Center, The School of Hypnotherapy, The Palden Sakya Center for Buddhist Studies, and The Landmark Education. He has also studied Intuitive Interpretation [tarot] and Inner Healing through Spiritual Awareness. As an energy facilitator, he offers Reiki sessions, incorporating the use of Tibetan Copper Bowls and chakra stones. Also, he is a Spiritual Mentor and Educator. He has taught Reiki in continuing ed schools and private classes in his home. As a Spiritual Mentor, Rev. Torres has the ability to “Think Out of box and “has provided insight to his clients most challenging issues. In addition he has officiated Wedding Ceremonies in NY, NJ, and Pa. At present, Ernest facilitates the Metamorphosis Discussion Group in New Hope Pa. and offers healing and mentoring sessions using a variety of modalities in the New Hope/Doylestown area. Ernest encourages his clients to have gratitude for their ability to create whatever they want in their lives through self empowerment.