The Eugene Pride Festival is almost here!
Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Alton Baker Park in Eugene will be a kaleidoscope of booths, activities, performances, workshops and more. The mission of PRIDE is Promoting Respect In Diverse Expression (P.R.I.D.E.) for Arts and Culture in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities.

First Congregational Church will be at the Eugene Pride Festival again this year. Will you join us as we celebrate with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and share FCC’s Radical Welcome and Radical Acceptance message? Will you join us as we bring a contingent of church supporters to march in the Pride Parade? Let’s represent our church’s diversity at the festival. If you are interested in joining us, please send the FCC ONA (open and affirming) team an email at openandaffirming@fcceugene.org. We would love to hear from you! Let us know if you wish to discuss this opportunity, or want to help work with your ONA team during the Pride Festival. Additionally, we will be asking our church community for bottles of water, cookies, and snack bars.

We will be ordering Pride t-shirts this year for volunteers; in past years they have been popular to wear outside of the Pride event as well. When we decide on a design and get pricing, we will publish in future church communications the details for purchasing.

Pride Days of Summer ~ Summer offerings of Pride Neighborly Workshops 2024

As an extravagantly welcoming and inclusive congregation, FCC seeks to participate in, sponsor, host and/or recommend insightful venues that provide a safe space and to be a supportive ally to the 2SLGBTQIA community.

The BeLonging Space and Eugene Pride 2024 are offering the workshops listed below in July. Our attendance provides solidarity and an experiential awareness of the challenges faced in real time by the 2SLGBTQIA community. Please review the description of workshops at the ONA kiosk in the church lobby. Or, check out The BeLonging Space Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/theBeLongingSpace. Locations will be published as they become available.

2024 Pride Neighborly Workshops At A Glance:

  • Acts of Exclusion (presented by TransPonder); Tues., July 9th from 5-7 p.m.
  • Moving Through Trauma (facilitated by Karlene Clark); Sun., July 14th
  • Self-Regulation in Community (facilitated by Lori Bosteder); Wed., July 17th from 6-8 p.m.
  • ByStander/UpStander Training (facilitated by SURJ, and TBI); Sat. July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by First Congregational Church
  • Awareness and Understanding of Privilege (presented by TransPonder); Wed., July 24th from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • The Relationship Between Power, Trauma & Religion Panel Discussion; Sun., July 28th from 3-5 p.m. (First Congregational Church will be hosting this panel in the Chapel – stay tuned for more details; to help with set-up and welcome, please email ONA: openandaffirming@fcceugene.org.)
  • Self-Regulation in Practice (facilitated by Lori Bosteder); Wed., July 31st from 6-8 p.m.