Saturday, August 26
6:45 p.m., Family Life Center
We are heartbroken to say that due to unfortunate circumstances outside of our control, First Church will not be participating in the Austin Pride parade this year.
Over the past few months, we have tried to work with Austin Pride to find a solution but have been unable to secure a space in the parade. As an alternative, the RMN team has been reviewing other options about how our church can still participate and show our support. At this time, we plan to make a donation in the amount we would have spent on the parade to an LGBTQ organization, attend the parade as observers, and provide water to parade participants. Although we will not be marching, we can still have a positive impact and show the community that we believe every person is a beloved child of God.
For those wanting to watch the parade and pass out water, we will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the church and will walk over to the parade route together. Feel free wear an FUMC shirt, comfortable shoes and bring signs expressing your support! If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on updates as we approach parade day.