Thursday, October 2, 2008

Religious Leaders Join Together to Support for all Families, including Gay Marriage at Interfaith Service

Santa Rosa, CA

On Sunday, November 2nd, the Sonoma County Pride Planning Committee brings together leaders and musicians from diverse religious traditions within Sonoma County to participate in the Interfaith Service titled "Live Equally, Love Equally." The service is designed to be an interfaith response in support of all families, including same-sex marriage. It will be held at 7:00 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living at 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA. Web:

Speakers Include:

Rev. Kimberly Willis, Christ Church United Methodist
Rabbi George Gittleman, Congregation Shomrei Torah
Rev. Elizabeth Middelberg, Metropolitan Community Church of the Redwood Empire
Rev. Blythe Sawyer, Petaluma United Church of Christ
Rev. Joyce Duffala, Center For Spiritual Living

A special Children's Sermon will be provided for kids in the audience by Rev. Jean Lebbert of Thanksgiving Lutheran Church.

Choirs, song groups, and other religious leaders in our community will also be actively participating through music, prayer, affirmations, and call & response readings during the Interfaith Service.

These other participants include (alphabetical order):

Rev. Chris Bell, Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Rev. Carol Carter, Forestville United Methodist Church
Rev. Susan Fleenor, Knox Presbyterian Church
Rev. Leanna Hamilton, New Hope Metropolitan Community Church
Rev. Amy Seymour Haney, Windsor Presbyterian Church
Rev. Matthew Lawrence, Church of the Incarnation
Rev. David Parks Ramage, First Congregational United Church of Christ.

This is the second Interfaith Service hosted by the Sonoma County Pride Planning Committee. The first one took place in June 2008 as part of the County's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersexed Pride celebration, and was attended by over 300 people.

7:00 pm

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Center for Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA

Free to the public. Children warmly welcomed.