Pilgrim has been Open and Affirming since 1999, meaning we welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, into the full life of our church. NC Pride is our state’s annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender festival and celebration, and Pilgrim is a longtime participant.
Since the faces and voices of Christianity have too often been a source of exclusion and shame for those with “different” sexualities and gender identities, it is a necessary act of justice, a holy act of lovingkindness for Christians to be joyful participants in Pride, standing, walking, singing, and sharing Communion as the whole body of Christ.
If you would like to participate in Pride by volunteering at our festival table or decorating our truck for the parade, please see the sign up sheet on the table outside of Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to the communion service at 11 in the gazebo and walk or ride in the parade at 1! Questions? Contact Lissa Tate or the office.
Adapted from an article by Mandy Mizelle Norris.