Love. Period. PRIDE 2012

June 1, 2012

Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight—or whether you reject labels related to sexual orientation and gender identity—please join us for PRIDE 2012 at Middle Church. Our calendar is full of fun and spirit-filled events, including worship celebrations, a cabaret, and social gatherings. As usual, we will be marching on Pride Sunday with a float featuring the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir. This year, we will also be joined by dancers from Fort Washington Church and marchers from other Collegiate ministries.

Our worship in June includes many offerings that celebrate the lives of LGBT people. On June 3 at 11:15AM, we will offer selections from the GLAAD Media Award-nominated This One Girl’s Story. On June 10 at 6:00PM, our featured artists include The House of Ninja. On June 17 at 11:15AM, Chad Tanaka Pack will be offering reflections about fathers and sons. And on June 24 at 11:15AM, join us for our annual Heritage of Pride Sunday Worship, when Jacqui will be joined by guest preacher Kathy Le May.

In addition to these exciting worship celebrations at Middle Church in June, please join us for the following events! These events are co-sponsored with our sister ministries of the Collegiate Churches of New York.

Friday, June 8
6:30PM Friday Night Mixer
Off-site: Fort Washington Church
Food! Games! Fun! Meet our LGBT friends from Fort Washington Church, Marble Church, West End Church, and Intersections International at this kick-off event for Pride month.

Sunday, June 17
1:30PM Annual Pride Cabaret
Sanctuary
Join us as we host an afternoon of song and festivities! Middle musicians and artists will be joined on stage by friends from other Collegiate ministries. All proceeds will benefit our PRIDE March.

Wednesday, June 20
6:15PM PRIDE Wednesday Worship
Off-site: Marble Church
Gather for worship, featuring preacher Sr. Carol Perry, and music of the Pride Chorale. To volunteer for the Pride Chorale, please speak with Chad or Trish.

Sunday, June 24
12:30PM HERITAGE OF PRIDE MARCH
Off-site: The Streets of New York City
Share the Love at the 42nd annual Heritage of Pride March. Our 2012 March will be bigger and better than ever!

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