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DAYSPRING PRIDE, our supportive and welcoming network for LGBTQ persons and allies meets monthly and provides an opportunity for folks to come together, meet new people, learn more about our  community, and become part of a diverse group.

#ChurchOut
Join Dayspring and other reconciling churches on April 4th, the Thursday before Phoenix Pride, for #ChurchOut from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Boycott Bar
located at 4301 N. 7th Avenue in Phoenix. #ChurchOut is a citywide open mic night where folks can express the sorrows and celebrate the joys of being LGBTQ+ in a church or religious community.

Pride Parade
Plans are coming together for the annual PHOENIX PRIDE PARADE on Sunday, April 7th! Dayspring will be joining the Reconciling Ministry Network churches in the Valley as one unit. We are inviting you to come and celebrate this important day with folks from Fountain Hills UMC, Paradise Valley UMC, Crossroads UMC, Faith UMC and City Square UMC at this fun event.

If you would like a ride downtown to the parade we will be car pooling from the church. We will be leaving the church parking lot at 7:45am.

The parade route is approximately 1 mile in length on 3rd Street in Central Phoenix. It starts on Thomas and ends at Indian School.

If you are driving to the parade the Reconciling Network contingent will be meeting the morning of the parade at 3rd Street and Windsor at 9:00am. (There is a parking lot on the northeast corner of 3rd St. and Windsor that will be the staging area for our group.) You may want to plan to arrive earlier as parking can be challenging. Leave your dogs at home and bring plenty of sun screen and water.

Once you arrive at the staging area look for the Dayspring/Reconciling Network banner!

This is an amazing opportunity for churches to demonstrate to the entire Valley that we are an inclusive faith community that welcomes all sexual orientations and gender identities into the full expression of Christian love.
Please RSVP to pride@dayspring-umc.org by Saturday, April 6th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 7th!

TheoPub
Join us Monday, April 8th at 6:00pm at My Wine Cellar & Bistro. My Wine Cellar is located at 5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix (west of 51st Street on the north side of Warner). Come and be part of a lively discussion relating to a relevant topic addressing current events or the church. All are welcome to join us for great conversation, food and drink!

If you have any questions regarding Dayspring PRIDE or would like a full calendar of events scheduled in 2018-19 please email David.