Holy Communion at Pride

Read the letter from our rector, and other clergy about the Episcopal Response to changes in the parade leadership.

Friday: Rally with MTUG in the “Trans and Gender Free March” at 5:30pm

We will join Friday in MTUG’s “Trans and Gender Free Pride March,” starting at 5:30pm at the corner of Arsenal and Oregon. We will march together to Benton Park to hear speakers from the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) community. We invite our congregations and communities to join in this rally organized by Trans and GNC people and centered around Trans and GNC voices of color.

Interfaith Worship at Pridefest at 10:00am

On Sunday June 30, the rector has declared that our principal service will be downtown. Holy Communion is joining with other congregations of many faiths in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride. We will gather at the main stage  of the Pride Festival at 10am. You can enter the mainstage area near the corner of of Pine and Tucker. Our clergy and choir will be participating alongside religious leaders and musicians from across the region. Join us for this celebration. (We will still hold two simple services at Holy Communion that Sunday at 8am and 10:30am for those who for cannot attend the service downtown, but our principal worship will be at Pride).

Click here for a map of Pride Fest. The main stage is at the corner of Chestnut and Tucker.

Come early and help usher!

We are looking for a few Holy Communion-ites who can come to the Mainstage at 9:15am on Sunday to help point folks in the right direction. We’d love it if you had a Holy Communion t-shirt on. Email the rector if you can help usher!

All Hands on Deck for the March Prep!

We will meet at the church Saturday, June 29, from 5-7 p.m. to eat pizza, blow up balloons, make posters and sort our “throwables.” This will be lots of fun and give us a chance to talk through logistics for the parade and service.

After worship, we will march.

This year, following the service, we’ll have a lunch at Christ Church Cathedral (in a nice indoor, kid friendly, air-conditioned room) As the parade steps off, we’ll make our way together along the parade route to the Episcopal Church’s spot toward the back of the parade lineup.

We will endeavor to carry the spirit of the Friday march with us in Sunday’s parade. We will not be entering a “float” or playing loud music, as in years past. We will walk, carrying banners and signs. Our message in the parade is two-fold. We will say clearly to the thousands who are gathered: “God loves the LGBTQ+ Community.” We will also say: “We stand with MTUG and our Trans Siblings.”

Email the rector with any questions.