On Sunday, September 11th, Pride Vermont is hosting a parade in Burlington, followed by a festival at Battery Park. In celebration and recognition of our “Open and Affirming” status, our Christian Action Committee invites all from First Church to participate in the parade! Please join us for worship at 10am and the Church Homecoming Picnic at 11! A group will meet at the church at 11:45 to walk together to the parade start site. You are also welcome to meet at the Hood Plant parking lot on King Street at 12:15 to help carry our church banner.
Pride Parades take place throughout the world and in Vermont. The tradition began as an anniversary celebration of the Stonewall Riots but has evolved over time to encompass the many LGBTQ heroes, struggles, and victories since. Vermont’s Pride Parade begins at the south end of Church St and ends at Battery Park, where the festival is held. All are welcome to participate.