Interfaith Pride Service, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the South Georgia Pride Festival, we will host the 6th annual Interfaith Pride Service. Our guest speakers will be representatives of the new Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) at Berrien County High School and Cook County High School. All are welcome to join us in celebrating diversity and recognizing efforts to build a safe community for all people. Stay afterwards for a meet-and-greet that will include desserts, light snacks, and beverages.
Welcome to Rev. Bennie Calloway, Associate Minister!
Dr. Calloway will speak once per month, usually the second Sunday of the month, and will be involved in other activities and pastoral care. Rev. Fred Howard, Minister, will continue to speak on the first Sunday and every other third Sunday, with some changes for certain holidays and special events – always check the monthly newsletter for the schedule! On the other Sundays, we will continue to invite speakers who are members of the congregation or community, which will allow us to continue to hear a diversity of voices from many spiritual paths.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is committed to building a community of acceptance and love, where all people may strive for intellectual, moral and spiritual enlightenment. We offer a place to celebrate life’s passages and to join in social action on behalf of local and global communities.
I believe every inch of America is shared, from sea to shining sea.
I believe we make it holy by who we welcome and by how we relate to each other.
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Living the Welcoming Congregation
The next sessions of the Living the Welcoming Congregation curriculum will generally meet on the Sundays Rev. Howard is in the pulpit in the “second hour” – after the service and following a brief meet-n-greet.
“Living the Welcoming Congregation” is a voluntary program for congregations to deepen their commitment to inclusive practices, ensuring that all people are welcomed through our doors. The first five sessions involve Assessment, Discernment, and Analysis – in other words: discovering what we know, discovering what we do not know, and exploring what we will do to expand our outreach in the community. Please join us! For questions, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Schools South Georgia
Last year, Georgia Equality provided training on keeping all young people safe in our community. The workshop included information on prevention of bullying, preventing self-harm and suicide, and local resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Out of this came a group called Safe Schools South Georgia, which meets once per month, now with the Valdosta PFLAG Chapter on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., 3rd floor of Christ the King Episcopal Church. If you are interested in being involved with these efforts, please contact us at email@example.com!