PRIDE & AFFIRMING EVENTS

at Sunnyvale Pres • Summer 2024

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church strives to be a community that welcomes and affirms all. Read more about our affirming stance here.

Summer 2024!

Let's celebrate Pride! Mark your calendar for these LGBTQ+ and Affirming Church events. Everyone is encouraged to wear a Sunnyvale Pres Pride shirt.


Affirming Church Series

Sundays, July 21 & August 18 @ 11:30 am

Soulé Hall & Online

The Community Life and Learning team is pleased to announce a three-part Affirming Church series that will help guide and educate us further as we head toward our Queer-Led Worship service on August 18.  

 

June 9 - Gay and Christian?  One member's exploration to reconcile his faith and sexuality. (Watch the video.)

 

July 21 - 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture. Documentary screening, discussion & light lunch.

 

August 18 - The Intersection of Church and Queer A sharing panel with members of the congregation.

 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend as we continue striving to be a more educated and inclusive community.


Out Loud Choir

Sunday, August 18 @ 10 am

(Rehearsals June 13 – Aug. 15)

Queer folk & allies* are invited to make music together! All levels of singers are welcome. Even if you can't perform, we'd love to have you just come and sing with us! We will share our music at the Sunnyvale Pres queer-led worship service at 10 am on August 18. Rehearsals are (most) Thursday nights, 7–8:30 pm. For questions and full rehearsal schedule sign up below or contact Adam Lee.

 

* Allies are people who support and celebrate queer people, and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment. 


Queer-led worship

Sunday, August 18 @ 10 am

Sanctuary & online

We are an Open & Affirming church!

Members of the SVPC queer community will lead us in worship, including special music from the Out Loud Choir. Please join us!


Silicon Valley Pride Parade

Sunday, August 25 @ 10:30 am

Intersection of Julian & Market Streets (SJ)

Come join with others from Sunnyvale Pres to march in the Silicon Valley Pride parade! For more info, please contact Rich Pak. If you'd like to buy a t-shirt, click the button below.


Sunnyvale Pride

Thursday evening, August 29

Downtown Sunnyvale

Come join with other Sunnyvale Pres folks to celebrate Pride in Sunnyvale! There will be lots of fun events, including a performance by a drag queen. Show your Sunnyvale Pres Pride, by wearing a t-shirt (more info below.)


Sunnyvale Pres Pride T-shirts

Shirts are a sky blue color with the church logo in Pride colors.

You can still get a Sunnyvale Pres Pride t-shirt! Pre-orders are now closed, but we've ordered extras in a variety of sizes. Look for our table in Trinity Court after worship on Sundays. For any questions, please contact Carol or Rich.

Support Groups

Queer Fellowship Group

Meets Monthly

We seek to cultivate a safe and vibrant fellowship space for our LGBTQ+ community members that honors an abundant God who loves us. Please note: this group is closed, meaning that it is a fellowship group for a marginalized community.   


Family and Friends of LGBTQ+ Group

1st Monday of the Month

Join other parents, friends, and allies as we provide a safe space to share, ask questions, and affirm each other's journeys. Hosted by Director of Community Life Carol Heath who cares deeply about the queer community, and wants to share space with others who need care. We will grow together and educate one another as we support and affirm our LGBTQ+ loved ones. All are welcome from the church and the community.


Past Events

Featuring musical guest Flamy Grant!

More Light Presbyterians • Pride Worship Service

Sunday, June 9 @ 2 pm PDT

Online

Mark your calendars for this special Pride worship service on June 9 at 2 pm, hosted by More Light Presbyterians, an organization our congregation supports. If you've never seen drag performer Flamy Grant, you're in for a treat!


San Francisco Pride

5k/10k • Run/Walk

Saturday, June 29 @ 8 am – 12 noon

Join the Rev. Annanda Barclay and others on team “The Lesbyterian Avengers” as we run/walk/jog in the 2024 San Francisco Frontrunners Pride Run at Golden Gate Park. A potluck picnic will be held afterwards , so please bring something to share. Registration is $50 and it benefits the LGBT Asylum Project. We named our team using a term coined by Rev. Jane Adams-Spahr, an early PC(USA) leader in the struggle for LGBTQ inclusion. Contact Mike Kunz for meetup or carpool info.