Reflections on the 2018 Pride Parade...

As has been done for many years now, First Cong carried our rainbow flag and diversity banner in the Madison Pride Parade Sunday. It is one of the most visible times in the year when we show the community that we extend God's wide-open welcome to all. We also take my car to the march, and these large magnets carrying the message of welcome from the UCC are displayed on the doors. Each year, I am moved as I see people along the parade route reading the message and then cheering, or pulling out their cell phones to take a picture of the magnet. When we march in the parade, we show a church of welcome that many still don't know exists. Thank you to the 35+ people from our church who were there to make our presence known. And, thank you to the many others who carry our faith values to the community through your prayers, your participation, and your generous donations to all of our outreach ministries.
~Ann Beaty

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 10:56 am in Featured.

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