June marks an exciting month in many ways: VBS begins next week, our youth travel to Appalachia for their mission trip at the end of the month, and of course, it’s Pride Month! I love that I am part of a congregation that values the importance of Pride Month and recognizes all of those in the Pride Community, however they identify.
As part of our celebration of Pride Month, we’ll have a booth at the Pflugerville Pride Pfestival on June 10th. Our booth is themed “Chapel of Love” and we need volunteers to join us from 3-8pm on the 10th to help us share the love! Our hope is that we provide a space that lets all in the Pride Community know that we want to affirm and love them for exactly who they are. We believe that Love is Love and ALL are welcome at the table. So come help us offer blessings over all who choose to visit our booth.
Last year for Pride Sunday I preached on Psalm 139. I spoke about waiting until I was 45 to come out, about how while I have been constantly searching for myself, God has always known me. Through my relationship with God, I have come to know myself better. I want to continually get to know myself better so that I can hopefully help others to see themselves better, and see themselves as what we all are, beautiful children of God.
This Sunday I look forward to preaching on Genesis 1:26-31. We are all made in the image of God, and God proclaimed that it was good - very good. Each and every one of us is who we are intended to be, beautiful children of God, created as God’s reflection. I hope you will join me in all of your fabulous rainbow colors this Sunday as we celebrate Pride Sunday at UCC.
Pastor Meghan Dever