St. Paul’s Lutheran Church invites all members of the community to a “Prelude to Pride” worship service on May 29 at 11 a.m.
“As lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, two-spirit, intersex and asexual (LGBTQ2SIA+) communities prepare for Pride Month, the service invites everyone to join in worshiping a God who loves and cares for all his people,” said group representative Tom Kertes. “We come together to worship a God of love and affirmation.”
Wanting to make the event an annual gathering, Kertes said he hopes it will blend in with other Pride Month festivities to celebrate LGBTQ2SIA+ equality.
The inaugural “Prelude to Pride” service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church, 460 McBride Street.
Kertes also introduced the Rainbow Community Potluck, a new community group that plans to bring people from the lesbian, gay, bi, and trans communities together the old-fashioned way — through face-to-face gatherings.
The group will host their first potluck during Pride Month and hope this will lead to social gatherings, potlucks, games, movie nights and other face-to-face community events throughout the month. ‘year.
“The more connected we are on a personal level, the stronger we are as a community,” said Kertes, an organizer for the group. said.
“With social media and the past two years of COVID lockdown, it has been difficult to bring people together to create community. Bringing together people from the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and Q+ communities in Prince Rupert will help strengthen our bonds with each other. Hopefully this Pride Potluck can turn into something more.
“Everyone is invited to attend this event – help build community and support equality…for the North Coast region and beyond,” he said. “All who support equality for all for LGBTQ2SIA+ are invited to join us.”
The potluck dinner will be held on June 26 starting at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tom Kertes at [email protected]
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