“As a Christian and a member of the LGBT community, it’s heartbreaking to know that there are individuals out there who feel unwelcome in the church. These individuals have not experienced the love and joy of being part of an open and affirming community. I see the Pride and Faith community group and First Church as beacons of light welcoming all people into God’s house” -Jonathyn
First Church is a proud member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. The Pride + Faith is a group at First Church to serve the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community. The Pride + Faith group invites LGBT people and allies to grow in faith and serve the LGBT community in love, support, and action. In addition to monthly First Church Pride + Faith potlucks, every summer on the last Sunday in June the reconciling United Methodist Churches in Seattle join together to celebrate our Pride and Faith during Seattle’s annual Pride Parade!
Activities of the day include
- Combined Blessing + Worship Service at First United Methodist Church of Seattle
- Marching in the Pride Parade together and booth at PrideFest
- Hospitality at First United Methodist Church – First Church’s location at the end of the Pride Parade route makes it an ideal spot to share in the love and festivities of the Pride Parade. We will have live music and pass out cookies and drinks to people walking in the Pride Parade.
See more from the Pride 2016 in this video:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about how you can get involved!