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Category: Affirming

News and stories related to LGBTQ+, Affirming, Pride

Friends become family at Dorothy's Place By Susie Henderson based on an interview with Rev. Carmen Llanos Dorothy's Place is a ministry of Birchcliff Bluffs United Church serving 2SLGBTQ+ seniors in east end Toronto and Scarborough. Based on the success of Toby's Place that responded to a gap in services for youth; the vision of Dorothy's Place emerged out of a need for services to seniors in Scarborough beyond the services downtown. Participants are welcomed with nourishing food and...

“By putting this symbol on the ground in a permanent way, we were making our commitment as an Affirming congregation big and visible,” explains Jeffrey Dale, Grace United’s former youth minister coordinator who is now full-time staff with Shining Waters Regional Ministry.

Here's a link to our 2020 Pride Newsletter  which includes resources on how to: Create a public sign of welcome to the LGBTQ2S community Record a "Happy Pride" greeting for the virtual pride celebrations Join with United Church friends on Sunday, June 28 at 1PM for a gathering Share For the Great Diversity prayer in your own worship and social media Join in a community pride event -- add your event on our website Sing David Kai's wonderful hymn, We Are A Rainbow