The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan June 23rd, 4 pm, Evensong and Pride Celebration
Join the choir, cathedral congregation members and guests for a special evensong.
This Evensong will joyfully commemorate 50 years since the iconic Stonewall rebellion with music by LGBTQ composers and prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion.
As the evensong service ends, "Names Project" quilts will be unfolded, followed by a festive party with food, dancing and entertainment.
The quilts will remain on display in the nave through the Pride march which takes place the following Sunday, and then displayed in the cathedral bays until the end of the year.
For information on events in the Diocese of New York: https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/2019-nyc-worldpride-stonewall-50-march/
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
> Click here for the complete Presiding Bishop's Pride Month Statement,
as reported by Episcopal News Service
"Especially this month, I offer special thanks to God for the strength of the LGBTQ community and for all that you share with your spouses, partners and children, with your faith communities, and indeed with our entire nation."
As part of June PRIDE celebrations, the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will host a Mass for Pride to start Pride Week at St. John's Lutheran Church on Christopher Street in Manhattan on Sunday, June 23 at 5 pm.
The Rev. Amanda Nelson, Executive Director of "Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries," will preside. And the Rev. Kevin Strickland, former and recent Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA and now Bishop-Elect of the ELCA Southeastern Synod, will preach.
A reception following the mass will provide a time for fellowship.
St. John's Church, 81 Christopher St, Manhattan. (212) 242-5737
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2019
Sunday, June 2, the St. Jude Mission Center at St. Michael and All Angels, Seaford, recognized the diversity of Southeast Nassau while remembering the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by raising the rainbow flag and trans flag along with the American flag.
The St. Jude Mission Center is home of Epicene, a peer-led transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary support group, funded through Episcopal Ministries of Long Island and The Church of St. Jude, Wantagh. It is affiliated with The Transgender Resource Center of Long Island, Inc.
The Mission Center also houses The Mother and Child Ministry (serving babies, toddlers, children, and their parents), Heaven's Harvest Food Pantry, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Brigade, and several support groups.
The St. Jude Mission Center at St. Michael and All Angels in Seaford is the outreach center of the Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, a welcoming community of faith that embraces and serves all of God’s children, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or socio-economic condition.
The center was dedicated February 26, 2017 by the Bishop of Long Island, the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano. And, it was recognized by The Bethpage Best of Long Island Competition as the best not-for-profit in 2018.
According to The Very Rev. Christopher D. Hofer, "We are committed to serving those in society who are considered outcasts." He added, "As followers of Jesus, we seek to love everyone as he did. Raising the Pride and Trans flag is one way to outwardly demonstrate our full acceptance and embrace of the LGBTQ community and the Island's diversity."
In the photo: The American Flag, Pride Rainbow Flag, and Trans Flag at St. Michael and All Angels (Episcopal), Seaford, NY
Photo Credit: Fr. Christopher Hofer
May 24 news announcement from the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The synod serves all of New York City and Long Island.
Once again, there will be a Lutheran presence in the Pride March on Sunday, June 30.
Come join us as we give public witness to the radical welcome of God, to the grace that is ours through Jesus Christ, and to the constant surprise that is the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Grab your rainbow flag and proclaim the good news!!
The congregation at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan will host a SAGE Table Event on Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Marsha Ra and Tim Dwyer, congregation wardens, said the event will introduce "Stonewall Out Loud," a SAGE project with the idea of recording stories related to the LGBT experience.
SAGE is working in partnership with Story Corp., founded in 2003, a national nonprofit oral history project based in Brooklyn whose mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world”.
The "Stonewall Out Loud" project is gathering stories of LGBT people who were alive before Stonewall occurred in 1969.
At the Sage Table event on June 12, Tim Farrell of SAGE will introduce the project, will play some sample audio clips, and encourage folks to pair up to share (and rehearse) their stories in a setting that is comfortable, supportive and "low-stakes." Then, if people are so moved to want to record their stories for this project, they will be helped to do that.
> For more information about the SAGE TABLE:
SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. "We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people."
> For more information about SAGE:
On Sunday, June 23, 4:00 pm:
You are invited to kick off the final week of Pride Month with Choral Evensong and a fun reception after the service sponsored by the Cathedral Congregation.
Nadine Bouler of St. Mark's Church recently had 200 custom Pride pins made to give to members of her congregation and also gave some to St. Jude, Wantagh.
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