Pride Celebration

In 2018 we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the church’s 1988 decision to welcome all people regardless of sexual orientation (extended to include gender identity, in 2009). The following resources may be used at any time, to celebrate, honour, and affirm LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people.

Worship Ideas
File 2018 Pride: A Pride Litany
This litany goes through the colours of the rainbow
File 2018 Pride: In Your Expanding Love
A Pride Celebration Sunday service
File 2018 Pride: Prayer of Great Thanksgiving, for Gay Pride Week
A Prayer of Great Thanksgiving to incorporate into a communion liturgy
File Living Lament Apology Reconciliation: Iridesce Worship
A service prepared by the Manitou Conference Affirming Ministry Discernment Team for Iridesce: The Living Apology Project
File We Are a Rainbow
A hymn by David Kai
Prayers
File PRIDE Prayer
A prayer for Pride month.
Extras
File Iridesce: The Living Apology Project
Share stories of celebration, healing, pain, and lament.
File Worship and Reflection Resources | Affirm United
Liturgies, reflections/sermons, songs, and other resources.
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We must ensure that anyone who walks up the steps of a United Church is radically welcomed.
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