Pride Northwest 2017 Impressions

Pride Northwest 2017 Impressions

Bethel showed its gay pride last Sunday with over 20 marchers representing our open and affirming church at the Pride NW parade in Portland.  The only dreary signs were the morning clouds - everything else around us glittered with rainbow colors.  The spirit of the event matched our identity and mission as a welcoming congregation.  Warm smiles, words of encouragement, feelings of shared values, and sheer joy knit us together as an affirming community.  
 
I was impressed with the rich diversity of our Bethel contingent:

Bethel Weekly Highlights

Bethel Shows Its Pride

The annual Portland Pride Parade will happen THIS Sunday, June 18 in downtown Portland. We would like a robust presence from Bethel to join with our sister UCC congregations. Pastor David will march again this year. Plan on meeting at Bethel at 8:45 AM to ride the MAX downtown. Click on the link to read about our participation: http://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/362840-242869-lgbtq-friendly-church-to-march-in-pride-parade

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Immigrant Rights Presentations

Bethel will host two presentations on immigrant rights on Sunday, June 11, in the Education Hall. John Herrera, Program Manager of Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities, will present in English at 11:45 AM and in Spanish at 12:45 PM. The public is invited, including Bethel’s members, friends, ESL students, and Food Cupboard clients.