June is Pride month. LGBTQIA+ pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and other orientations. The June 27 service is brought to you by BUUF’s Welcoming Congregation Committee.
Brett Maccani will serve as service leader. Dorothy Long will light the chalice. David Sarra will describe what it means to be a Welcoming Congregation. Katharine Lion will present “The Church for All,” a story for all ages. Music and videos will communicate LGBTQ pride. Steve Yeagley will present a message titled “Love Does No Harm: Serving LGTBQ+ Students at a Local Christian University.” Steve Yeagley, D.Min., is assistant vice president for Campus and Student Life at Andrews University and adjunct professor of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. An ordained Adventist minister, he has served on the Berrien Springs campus since 1998. As a student life professional, he is dedicated to the wellbeing of all students, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or cultural background.
Those on our Order of Service distribution list will receive an Order of Service email on Saturday with the Zoom login details. If you are not on this list and would like to attend, please email email@example.com for Zoom information.
“I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”