Pride Celebration

Pride celebrates the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people.

Worship Ideas
File A Rainbow Journey | PIE Day
This short worship service was created by Rev. Ruth Noble to celebrate the first-ever PIE Day (National Affirming Day) on March 14, 2019 at the United Church’s General Council Office.
File In Your Expanding Love
A Pride Celebration Sunday service
File Prayer of Great Thanksgiving, for Gay Pride Week
A Prayer of Great Thanksgiving to incorporate into a communion liturgy
File Pride: A Pride Litany
This litany goes through the colours of the rainbow
File Stories from the Heart | Pride Sunday
This Pride worship service was created by Linda Hutchinson for use on June 10, 2018 at Sydenham Street United Church, Kingston, Ont.
Prayers
File A Pride Affirmation
An affirming prayer by Rev. Don Uhryniw.
File PRIDE Prayer
A prayer for Pride month.
Music
PDF icon A Rainbow Is Dancing
A unison worship song with piano accompaniment for use on Pride Sunday written by Mary-Ellen Kish and Gwen Chapman.
PDF icon Find a Home Here
A unison worship song with piano accompaniment written by Mary-Ellen Kish.
PDF icon Sing Out
A worship song (unison or SATB) with piano accompaniment written by Mary-Ellen Kish.
File We Are a Rainbow
A hymn by David Kai
PDF icon With Open Hearts
A unison worship song with piano accompaniment for use on Pride Sunday written by Mary-Ellen Kish.
Minute for Mission
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the work of Iridesce: The Living Apology Project
Related Material
File Worship and Reflection Resources | Affirm United
Liturgies, reflections/sermons, songs, and other resources.
Worship Blog
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September 5, 2019

The old, grey stone steps of my local United Church in Toronto were recently transformed. They are now awash in a cheerful rainbow of hues, almost daring people who bustle by on the busy Toronto street not to stop and smile. I’m sure more than a few pedestrians have wondered, “What’s going on...

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September 5, 2019

The Rev. Evan Noodin Smith writes that, "Within the church there have been very few attempts to start acknowledging Two-Spirit people."

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September 5, 2019

Jordan Sullivan asks, “What measure of privilege are we willing to give up to create equity for others?”

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September 5, 2019

Basil Coward asks, Can you be both queer and Black, and enjoy a celebrated and visible presence in the United Church? 

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September 5, 2019

The Rev. Jeff Rock writes that while progress has been made in the church for LGBTIQ2S+ people, the work of inclusion is just beginning.