9th Annual Multi-faith Pride Service

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church
4625 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718

“Join us for the 9th Annual Multi-Faith PRIDE Service. We will have nationally renowned speakers on LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith communities, music from Desert Voices and a drum circle.”


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  1. About 150 people at this multi-faith service tonight. Welcome to the “beauty of souls together” by Rev. Jim Wiltbank of St. Francis UMC; call to “ancient powers to speak out against hatred & inequality” by Tucson Area Wiccan Network’s Patrick Campion, readings by One Strand, Many Colors committee – various faith traditions of Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Mormon, Islamic, Judaism, Navajo/Dine; harpist Megha Morganfield sang 2 songs, “Can We Hold Hands?” and “Dreaming You”. Reflections by Dr. Michael Adee about neo colonialism, anti-gay sentiments in Uganda and Africa, showing of “The Welcome” Bollywood film; Bryce Cook from Mormon church who said they were “making progress”, as he had 2 gays sons of 6 kids, spoke of Eve choosing to be cast out of Eden; transgendered Diana Thacker reported on Camp Born This Way (elem./teen summer camp) for Trans & gender-diverse young people, up to 112 campers this year. Songs by Desert Voices: “Walk With Me” and “Born This Way”, with SAAF offering for this camp. Closing remarks by Grace Hartman of Jewish Interfaith with “loving acceptance” prayer; heartfelt thanks from Denise Nagy, Director of this Pride service, that we are now “all better together”, and Benediction by Rev. Wiltbank saying to “choose love”. Drumming circle/percussion instruments outside, with refreshments in the lobby. Various info tables outside of this new community facility at St. Francis.

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