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My name is Corie Bay. I am 29 years old, and I have recently come out as transgender. I also identify as bisexual. I was born in Orlando and raised in Winter Springs as a shy, confused boy. I grew up with two younger brothers, but the older I got, the more different I felt than them and I didn't know why. I didn't grow up around LGBTQ+ culture and I learned quickly that being different got you teased and bullied, so I buried a lot of myself throughout my life to try and feel and act like a normal boy. After I married my wonderful and supportive wife Cristina, I slowly began to lower the walls I'd built up throughout my youth and explore who I really was inside. It started with cross dressing, and eventually I realized that I was transgender and that I was really a female inside. In the last few years, I've come to terms with my gender identity, and I'm now finally living as the woman I was always meant to be!
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We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
Paid Professional Childcare Available during Sunday Services
1 - 5 years of age | Childcare
6 - 11 years of age | Collective Kids