For academic purposes please use the following citation for these primary sources: Document, Folder, The Papers of the Rev. Chuck Lewis, Queerly Lutheran Archive, San Francisco, CA, Date of Document.
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Chuck's Call to North Beach Fellowship to "Single Men"
- Call letter from the Board of Missions(1964 Founding Folder)
- 1963 Letters about Chuck's Call (1964 Founding Folder)
- Letter asking Chuck to consider missionary work (1964 Founding Folder)
- Clergy Roles Document (1964 Founding Folder)
- Letters with Carl Segerhammer Here President of the Pacific Southwest Synod (LCA) Segerhammar notes: "you are far more than a ministry or mission to the homosexuals" and later expresses his success at refraining from telling a lesbian who calls to talk that she should stop being a lesbian.
- Chuck Begins His Work
- Conference Materials June 1964 - The Clergyman's Role in Illness: The Homosexual
(1964 Founding Folder)
Educating Lutherans about LGBT Issues:
- Retreats for Lutheran Young Adults
- Agenda (1966 Folder) (note the participation of Vanguard and the Diggers - Vanguard is the has been called the first Gay Liberation organization in the US by historian Susan Stryker)
- Flyer (part one --- part two) (1966 Folder)
- Another flyer (1967 Folder)
- Application(1966 Folder)
- Student Reports about their experiences (student one -- student two) (1966 Folder)
- University Lutheran Letter (note: Joel Roberts is a member of Vanguard) (1966 Folder)
- Westlake Lutheran Church of Daly City Letter (1966 Folder)
- Poem by Glide Foundation Pastor Laird Sutton - Recreated (1966 Folder)
The Lutheran Clergy and the Homosexual: A Confrontation (Dec 10, 1966)
- Agenda (1966 Folder)
Ministry to the LGBT Community:
- Council on Religion and the Homosexual
- SIR Dedication (1966 Folder)
- SIR Faith Committee (1967 Folder)
- Daughters of Bilitis (Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, the co-founders worked as secretaries at Glide in order to have free use of the copy machine for their magazines. They were some of the homophile leaders that asked the Central City Pastors to Create the Council for the Religion and the Homosexual. Later, when Jo Chadwick's funding is ended at North Beach Mission (because she could not be ordained the board of missions would only support her work for one year), Jo becomes a ghost writer returning letters from fans for Lyon and Martin)
Trying to get the word homosexual in the phonebook letter (1968 Folder)
On Gay Marriage (SF Chronicle) (1968 Folder)
1966 article advocating for LGBT service in the military(1966 Folder)
Ministry to North Beach Fellowship
- April 1966 Chronicle Article (1966 Folder) about house church in the low income housing building