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FAMILY PRIDE AT THE PARK This week’s blog is from Sharon Anderson, who is one of our UMCG members who attended the Family Pride at the Park picnic with her husband Chris.  The picnic was catered by UMCG and three other Geneva congregations. Flames shooting up from the grill warmed the pavilion at Wheeler Park, taking the chill out of the unusually-cool June air.  The aroma of burgers and hot dogs, and the vast array of delightful dishes and desserts drew in people of all ages dressed in rainbow colors. Children of all ages blew bubbles, wrote messages of peace with colored chalk on the pavement, andRead More →

June commemorates (LGBTQ) Pride Month that is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. If you don’t know, the Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. This movement advocates for LGBTQ rights locally, nationally, and globally.  United Methodists also support and advocate for equal rights for all persons regardless of sexual orientation. In our Social Principles we boldly state that:  “Certain basic human rights and civil liberties are due [to] all persons. We are committed to supporting those rights and liberties for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation.Read More →