LGBTQ+ Pride Services
MANY TRADITIONS, #UNITEDINSPIRIT
This year, United in Spirit is encouraging LGBT-inclusive spiritual communities to host a specially-designated LGBT religious service during pride season.
We want the City, the World, and especially the LGBT community to know that the San Francisco Bay Area has many diverse churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious communities which welcome and affirm LGBT people.
United in Spirit already hosts a list of inclusive congregations on our website and we want to promote these special pride services, so that those who have felt pushed away from their faith, may be welcomed back in.
You will be welcome at any and all of the special Pride Services hosted by the LGBTQ+ inclusive congregations below.
There’s still time if your congregation wishes to participate in this campaign, simply contact us.
Saturday, June 23, 5:00pm
Pride Saturday Liturgy
1329 7th Ave @ Irving, San Francisco
Accessible from Muni/Bus (N-Judah) or parking is avail on street and city lot.
Catholic service. ALL are welcome.
Sunday, June 10, 2:00pm
LGBT-Affirming Christian Science Service
Refreshments Served Afterward
1133A Lincoln Way, in the Inner Sunset, between 12th Avenue and Funston
Contact information: Rita Goldberger, 415-640-4439, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Adults 21+ that are new to our service get one free adult beverage from the bar, and all newcomers get free lunch if they’d like after service.
June 12 @ 7:45pm
San Francisco, CA
Exploring Spirituality, Sexuality, and Gender
Rather than providing a refuge from the challenges of life, many religious and spiritual groups have been unwelcoming or even abusive to members of the LGBTQ community. In this lighthearted conversation author Darren Main and The Rev. Jude Harmon will explore a more welcoming and compassionate spirituality that embraces the many diverse expressions of sexuality and gender from an Eastern and Western perspective.
All are welcome at this free event.
Oasis is the LGBTQ ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. Oasis President Rev. Tom Jackson will preach and Deacon Diana Wheeler will serve. All are welcome.
- June 6 11 a.m. Healing Mass
Remembering Harvey Milk: LGBTQ rights pioneer
- June 12 Noon, Sanctuary open noon to 1 p.m.
Bell Ringing in Memory of 49 Pulse Victims
- June 13 11 a.m. Healing Mass
Remembering Joan of Arc: Cross-dressing warrior-saint
- Sunday, June 17 @ 10 a.m.
Equality & Justice Pride Mass
- Oasis California President Rev. Tom Jackson, preacher. Deacon Diana Wheeler to share her thoughts on allyship and Sister Mary Timothy Simplicity, SPI, will reflect on why allies in the church are important to the queer community
- June 20 Healing Mass @ 11 a.m.
Remembering the Saints of Stonewall
- Sunday, June 24 @ 10 a.m.
Remembering David & Jonathan and Ruth & Naomi
Guest Preacher: the Rev. John Buehrens, Board Co-Chair of Freedom to Marry from 2003 – 2011
June 24 @ 11 am (see below)
Good Shepherd Episcopal
1823 9th St. in Berkeley, CA
- June 3rd: Sofia Jackson, of City of Refuge, Oakland
- June 10th: Constance McEntee
- June 17th: the Rev. Dr. L. William Countryman
- June 24th: the Rev. Dr. Jay E. Johnson
Good Shepherd will be honoring Pride month throughout the month of June by hosting LGBTQ preachers at each Sunday service, and will be hosting a special Pride service on the 24th of June. Sunday services are at 11 am, at 1823 9th St. in Berkeley, CA. They will also be holding contemplative evening prayer and mediation services each Sunday evening at 5pm, at the same location, where we will honor the contributions and stories of LGBTQ creators and speakers. All are welcome to attend!
Freedom in Christ Evangelical Church
Pride Worship Service
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at the Firewood Cafe in the Castro
4248 – 18th Street near Diamond
Upstairs and in the back
Fellowship, Prayers and Requests, Bible Study, and Communion
290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
- June 8 @ 6:00 pm
Family & Friends Shabbat with Isaac Zones: Celebrating PRIDE
- June 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion Across the American Religious Spectrum
- June 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktails & Pride Shabbat Service
Reconciling Pride Service with Rev. Don Fado
July 8, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
Walnut Creek United Methodist Church
1543 Sunnyvale Ave.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: (925) 934-4208
Rev. Don Fado who will speak about his experience in being the lead pastor of the Sacramento 68, the group of pastors that officiated at a Holy Union in 1999 for a same-sex couple who were members at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Sacramento.
Calvary’s Pride Prayer Service
Wednesday, June 20, 5:00pm
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco 94115
Accessible by Muni/Bus lines along Jackson, Fillmore (22) and Divisadero (24), and is a short walk from the California (1) line.
All are welcome.
Pride Sunday Service
Sunday June 24, 5:00 pm
Mission Bay Community Church
32 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Free parking is available in courtyard (enter through back gate on 35 San Juan). There is street parking in the neighborhood.
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
Sunday, June 3, 2018 @11:00am (Potluck afterwards)
San Francisco Friend’s Meeting
65 Nine Street, between Mission and Market
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
All are welcome.
Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, California 94709
Music, Power, Pride and Justice
During this time of Pride celebrations, let us reaffirm our commitment to radical inclusivity as a practice, not just a theory. Come sing a song with us, out and proud as transgender, lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, intersex, allies, and accomplices. The whole alphabet is present and welcome here, always
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come be part of our “motley pew” with great preaching, great music and a radical welcome you can really trust, because everybody really is welcome here.
6:30 – 9:00pm
The Lab, downtown Oakland
1330 Broadway, at 14th Street (BART/carpooling encouraged)
- Friday June 1: Queer Nur with Imam Daayiee Abdullah
- Friday June 8: Self Care and Resistance
Everyone in this mosque is respected, and follows our main tenets, that is full acceptance of all people, no matter the gender, no matter the race, no matter the faith.
Sunday, June 24
United in Spirit Parade Contingent
San Francisco Pride Parade
Interfaith Rainbow Chapel
Connect with affirming spiritual communities at Pride
San Francisco Pride Festival
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR RAINBOW CHAPEL
Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 Seventh Day Adventists and Church 1.0
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:00 Muslim Prayer Service
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 Dignity (LGBT Catholics)
Saturday, 3:00 – 4:00 Christian Science Reading Room
Sunday, noon – 1:00 Freedom in Christ Evangelical Church
WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOU!
Please email and let us know your plans.