For the month of June, the Board of Community Ministries has chosen to focus on supporting an LGBTQIA+ organization as it is Pride month! As a welcoming and affirming church with strong ties to the Pride community, we think it is important to stand behind and support these individuals during this important time. This year, we will be supporting the Hetrick-Martin Institute (www.hmi.org), an organization that provides resources towards a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-24. From their website, they will be celebrating PRIDE with a simple message that encourages young people to live their authentic lives and empowers them to thrive. The “PROUD TO SAY” campaign is intended to reassure all LGBTQIA+ youth that it is perfectly okay to exclaim PROUDLY who they are and how they identify. Please consider helping us donate to this wonderful charity and helping our local brothers and sisters from the LBGTQIA+ community.
If you are interested in helping us support this mission, please earmark the funds for this specific purpose so we know how to allocate it. Remember, the Community Ministries Board will match donations provided by the congregation so we hope to really make an impact for those in need. For more information, please contact Adom Crew.