March with “United in Spirit” in the
San Francisco Pride Parade June 28th, 2015!
We march because we want to share the message that there are churches and religious leaders that welcome and celebrate our queer brothers and sisters. We look forward to the transformation of all religious communities so LGBT people are celebrated everywhere. – Michael Leslie, UIS Coordinator
For over twenty years, our contingent of Northern Californian churches and religious leaders has affirmed and celebrated LGBT people in the SF Pride Parade. Churches represented have included Congregational (UCC), Presbyterian (PCUSA, CPC), Catholic, Methodist (UMC), Unitarian (UU), and Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).
We share a message of love and acceptance. We smile, dance and bless the crowds as we carry our church banners and LGBT affirming signs. Invite your friends and lend us your prayers and blessings.
This year’s contingent is sponsored by Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (they provide insurance coverage and individual members donated the registration fees). Please let us know if your church, presbytery or association would be interested in sponsoring next year’s contingent.
Here are the churches/groups who marched together in 2014:
- Bay Area Presbyterians – Marc Jung
Mission Bay Community Church (PCUSA)
Old First Presbyterian (PCUSA)
- Bay Area United Methodists
Epworth United Methodist Church – Charles
- United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ
Mira Vista United Church of Christ (UCC) – Patricia Severson
Danville Congregational Church – Betsy Hosick
- Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (UFMCC) – Rev. Robert Shively
- People of Faith/Spirit with various affiliations and no affiliation.
All are invited and welcome! Contact us if you’d like to participate.