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    *NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH Religious Events* *October 9-11, 2009* *TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE GLBT COMMUNITY AND FAITH Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm* Join religious
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2009



      NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH Religious Events October 9-11, 2009

      TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE GLBT COMMUNITY AND FAITH
      Friday, October 9, 7:00 pm

      Join religious leaders and faith groups from all traditions for a very open and frank discussion on the role of faith in the GLBT Community.
      Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC
      474 Ridge Street N.W.
      Washington, DC 20001
      (202) 638-7373
       
      SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH ASSISTANCE LEAGUE (SMYAL) LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE "STAND UP! GET LOUD!"
      Saturday, October 10, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
      Help youth from DC and beyond learn how to be leaders in their communities and advocate for equal rights and treatment.
      Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC
      474 Ridge Street N.W.
      Washington, DC 20001
       
      ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
      Saturday, October 10, 11:00am
      Organized by DignityUSA.
      Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle
      1725 Rhode Island Ave NW
      Washington, DC
       
      WREATH LAYING AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
      Saturday, October 10th at 12:00 noon
      Join MCC Founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to commemorate the service of all past and present LGBT veterans.
      Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Arlington National Cemetery
      Arlington, VA
       
      WORKSHOP ON FAITH COMMUNITIES & LGBT JUSTICE CAMPAIGNS
      Saturday, October 10th, 2:00 pm
      Join MCC, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Foundry United Methodist Church for this workshop and panel discussion on how communities of faith can become effective advocates for LGBT civil rights. Featuring MCC Moderator, Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson and Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Pastor of MCC-NY.
      Foundry United Methodist Church
      1500 16th St NW
      Washington, DC 20036-1402
       
      WORKSHOP ON RELIGION AND SEXUALITY
      Saturday, October 10th, 3:00–4:30 pm
      Join leader Annette Marquis of the Unitarian Universalist Association and panelists to discuss the important relationship between religion and sexuality and how to open a dialogue. This workshop will run:
      Embassy Suites DC Convention Center,
      Atrium of Finn and Porter Restaurant
      900 10th St NW
      Washington, DC
       
      EQUALITY TO END AIDS, HIV/AIDS RALLY AND VIGIL
      Saturday, October 10th, 5:30–8:30pm
      Featuring an inspiring roster of speakers and performers (mostly HIV+), culminating in a candlelight vigil. MCC Moderator Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson will lead the closing prayer for the Candlelight Vigil.
      The Ellipse, adjacent to the White House
       
      QUEER SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION
      Saturday, October 10th, 6:30–9:30 pm
      Through celebration, food, and dancing, Simchat Torah marks both the end and beginning of the annual Torah reading cycle. Come celebrate Simchat Torah with other LGBT Jews and allies in Washington, DC. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are FREE, but an RSVP is required. Please visit the website below or call to reserve tickets.
      Jewish Community Center 1529 16th Street NW
      Washington, DC
      washingtondcjcc.org/gloe
       
      OFFICIAL INTERFAITH SERVICE
      Sunday, October 11, 8:00 am
      Come join this early morning celebration of equality and faith. This service features host pastor Rev. Graylin S. Hagler, preacher Rev. Dr. Irene Monroe, with special music by legendary R&B singer Tony Terry.
      Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
      5301 North Capitol Street NE
      Washington, DC
      (Directions via Public Transportation: 4 blocks from Metro station–get off at Fort Totten).
       
      SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
      Sunday, October 11, 9:00 am
      Preacher: MCC Moderator Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson with a prayer service for MCC founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry.
      Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC
      474 Ridge Street N.W.
      Washington, DC
       
      SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
      Sunday, October 11, 11:00 am
      Preacher: MCC Moderator Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson.
      Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC
      474 Ridge Street N.W.
      Washington, DC
       
      NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH
      Sunday, October 11, 12:00 noon
      Join with pro-LGBT people of faith from around the country as we march through the streets of Washington down to the rally point on the West Front of the US Capitol.
      15th & I (“eye”) Street
       
       
      NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH RALLY AT THE CAPITOL
      Sunday, October 11, 2:00 pm
      The Rally will start off with a “calling of the names” from MCC Founder Rev. Elder Troy Perry. All clergy and religious leaders are invited to join Rev. Perry onstage. Come and hear speakers address the crowd on a host of topics, all focusing on the March's goal of simple equality for LGBT people in all 50 states.
      West Front of the US Capitol (side facing the Mall)




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