The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
Resources / Info
Here in Calgary, check out the Skipping Stone Foundation...https://www.skippingstone.ca/
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
We are back...
First gathering this fall will be Sept 18th.
There will be snacks...
Let's talk about what Pride means to you...
If you would like input on future events, please come and share your ideas!
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
You are always welcome and valued as you are to participate in our services at St. David's United Church. But this year, Knox United is hosting the first special Pride Sunday Service 9-10. Check out their website for further info. https://www.kxcalgary.com/events
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Well it's summer! So the 'Under the Rainbow' group will take a break from meeting. We will start back up in the fall on September 18th.
But in the meantime - HAPPY PRIDE month and for all of the ongoing celebrations here in Calgary with our Pride Parade that isn't until September. St. David's will have walkers in the parade and a presence in the "Affirming Faith Network" booth that will be in the park.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Don't forget - Coming up April 17th...7-9pm
Guest - Professional Makeup Artist
Offering makeup demos and tips to apply makeup in a way that compliments wherever you may identify "under the rainbow"
We had a great time at our PIE day celebration Sunday March 17.
|A few of the many|
Our youth got into the spirit and made 7 apple pies and the Faith Quest Children made 8 quiches and 12 quiche tarts for our pie day!
Upon arrival at the Church on Sunday, pies made by our congregation just kept coming in! A great mix of savory and sweet pies.
During part of the service we watched a section of the video that was created by Affirm United and Affirming Connections that explains what the acronym PIE is all about and then showcases how a few Churches across Canada are using Public, Intentional and Explicit ways to demonstrate the commitment towards the full inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA people in our faith communities.
Here is a link to the full video https://vimeo.com/320966739
Then later in the service we welcomed our guest speaker Rocky from Rainbow Elders Calgary to give our congregation an overview of their organization. They can be found online at http://rainbowelderscalgary.ca/ They are going to be having a spring fling soon. Check out their website for details!
Following service, our congregation enjoyed eating all of the pies that were brought in. Well almost all of them...there were actually pies left over that were auctioned off. One of our members actually paid/donated $40 to get back the vary pie his wife brought in as it was his favorite!
We closed out our event by accepting donations to have the opportunity to throw a whip cream pie at our fearless minister Peggy McDonagh.
Of course, as Chair of the Affirming Committee, I also stepped up to have some pies thrown at me!