Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pride Fest 2011

Pilgrim UCC is a member of Gateway OnA.  Many UCC churches in the St. Louis area have declared themselves to be Open and Affirming.  This is a declaration that a congregation may make as a statement about how it understands and responds to the reality of a God who creates us with many sexual orientations.  It affirms that all are precious children of God and worthy of care and concern and that all are extravagantly welcomed into the community of the local congregation.  This is a very important statement to make publically in a society which rejects and condemns people because of their sexuality.

Those UCC churches in the St. Louis area which have declared themselves Open and Affirming work together under the umbrella of Gateway Ona.

This coming weekend marks the annual celebration of PrideFest in Tower Grove Park.  The celebration will be Saturday and Sunday.  At noon on Sunday there will be a parade and Gateway OnA will walk in it.  You are invited to join us by meeting at 11:30 at St. Paul UCC at 3510 Giles Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116-4790

The parade starts at noon.

After the parade we will gather at the Gateway OnA booth and from there find a place to meet for Sacred Soup.  We will not be eating (unless you bring something) but we will gather for contemplation.  I will post directions to the booth Saturday afternoon when I know where it is.

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