We spent the weekend at Palm Beach Pride at Bryant Park. It was a great opportunity to spend time with the LGBTQ+ community of Palm Beach County.
It was especially gratifying to be able answer festival-goers who asked if we were supportive of the gay community with a resounding “Yes! No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” It is easy for us, as an Open & Affirming church to forget we are still in the vast minority. Our LGBT siblings are still not welcome to participate fully in the life of their faith communities.
Also, for the first time this year, we participated in the parade on Sunday. Cheers rose up as our rainbow colored “God is still speaking” banner made its way down the street.
Thank you for your participating in creating a place where the love of God can be experienced by all!