Pride Month at Emmanuel

LGBTQIA+ Awareness and Inclusion in June

The 50th anniversary since the first Pride Month in 1970 is celebrated in June, bringing visibility to LGBTQIA+ people, while also remembering the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. Though in-person events are canceled, virtual celebrations are still happening, and Emmanuel celebrates Pride Month with the queer community. Be sure to tune into the Sunday worship services for special blessings.

Emmanuel is rolling out Pride observances:

First, check out this daily action list compiled by our own Rev. Leo Yates for ideas on ways you can educate yourself and actions you can take during Pride Month!

Beginning Wednesday June 17th: Queer Theologies Study Group – Join Yost as they lead a 6-week discussion on the 4 major strands of Queer Theology. You don’t need a book – Yost will be emailing out short readings, podcasts, and videos to drive the discussion. Meetings will be held digitally via zoom starting Wednesday June 17th at 7 – 8 PM. E-mail Yost to sign up at View our Friday morning Zoom Enews for information about joining the Zoom meeting!

Sunday, June 28th at 10:15am: What Do All These Letters Mean? – Join us after our 9am service for a special zoom edition of First Sunday Live (on the Fourth Sunday)! See the information below:

Kelly Brooks-Hailey, LGBTQ Consultant
Catherine Hyde, Founder Navigating What’s Next: Coaching Consulting and Training

Presentation Summary:
It seems the list of letters for the LGBTQIAA+ community just keeps growing! We’ll break down the alphabet soup and explore the latest trends. Come away with a better understanding of the community and the information you need to engage with the members of the community with confidence. We’ll dispel myths and provide a safe space to ask all those questions you hesitate to ask.

Zoom Invitation: