During the 2016 Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service, clergy members from over 25 different faith organizations expressed how “Our Community is a Rainbow of People.” Using the colors of the Pride rainbow/flag and the trans flag, the pastors talked about justice, religious freedom being used to oppress people, making Charlotte a safe city for everyone, honoring each other, courage, endurance, support against HB2, education, empathy, hope, and moving forward together.
This year, our focus will be The Power Of Love! This service will include a call to worship from the Jewish faith tradition with messages of love and inclusion form various faith leaders along with a welcome from a City of Charlotte leader. Choral elements will be performed by the Caldwell Presbyterian Gospel Choir and prove to be moving and inspiring as we move along our journey of Love for all people.
Over the past few years, the Interfaith Service has grown exponentially, both in the number of clergy members participating and in the number of people attending the service. We want that growth to continue in 2018.
This service is a time for the LGBTQIA community to experience support and love from these open and affirming faith organizations. And it is a great way to kick off Charlotte Pride Week!
Please join us this year on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 4:00 PM at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd., inside Shalom Park in Charlotte. A reception with refreshments will be provided following the service.
Caldwell Presbyterian Church: www.caldwellpresby.org
Charlotte Black Gay Pride: www.charlotteblackgaypride.org
Charlotte Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center: www.charlottebuddhistvihara.org
First Christian Church: www.fcc-charlotte.org
First Presbyterian Church Lincolnton: www.fpclincolnton.org
First United Methodist Church: www.firstmethodistcharlotte.org
Havurat Tikvah: www.havurattikvah.org
Holy Covenant United Church of Christ: www.holycovenantucc.org
Inclusion Community UMC: sheafner-heun.wixsite.com/inclusioncommunity
M2M: Matters to Mission: M2MCharlotte on Facebook
Mecklenburg Ministries: www.meckmin.org
Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte: www.mymcccharlotte.org
Missiongathering Charlotte: www.mgclt.com
Myers Park Baptist Church: www.mpbconline.org
New Life Metropolitan Community Church: www.newlifemccnc.org
Novant Health chaplains: www.novanthealth.org
Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church: puuc.org
Regional AIDS Interfaith Network: www.carolinarain.org
Sacred Souls Community Church: www.sacredsoulscommunitychurch.org
South Park Christian Church: www.southparkchristian.net
St. John’s Baptist Church: www.stjohnsbaptistchurch.org
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church: www.stlukembc.org
Temple Beth El: www.templebethel.org
Unity Fellowship Church of Charlotte: www.ufccharlotte.org
Wedgewood Church: www.wedgewoodchurch.com