Members said they formed the community, called Unveiled, in Grandville in 2014 after several of them felt they were not accepted by more traditional churches because of their sexuality. Members wanted to give people a safe place to explore their relationships with others and with God.
The community is named for a Bible verse — 2 Corinthians 3:18 — which one of its founders said discusses the removal of a barrier between man and God and how His unconditional love changes lives. Unveiled is holding its first get-together at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ambrosia Theater off Lake Drive SE near Diamond Avenue. All are welcome to attend.