Annual Pride Worship Service on June 23rd

June 2, 2019

We will offer a special Pride worship service on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm. All are welcome – regardless of faith background or experience.

This special worship service is a natural extension of Broad Street Ministry’s notion of “radical hospitality,” our commitment to create a meaningful experience of community and provide a place at the table for all.

“Almost any church you walk into will claim that it is ‘welcoming,’ ” says pastor, Rev. Laura Colee, “but we truly extend our welcome to all. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome here.”

We have been offering a celebratory BSM Pride service every year in June as a way of showing that it is both welcoming and fully affirming of its LGBTQIA+ siblings. “We want members of this community to know that they are a vital part of our community and our leadership at BSM. We simply would not be us without them,” according to Colee.

Our worship services take place every Sunday in a church sanctuary that is used during the week to provide lunch for 200-400 people experiencing poverty or housing insecurity. The service is anchored by community participation, strong preaching, and an outstanding group of accompanying musicians and singers. A typical worship service may include the music of Beyoncé, Sam Cook, Stevie Wonder or traditional church hymns. Attendees vary in age, race, and socioeconomic background.

“Typically our Sunday worship is a celebration of community, of what is possible. It is a time for hope and a time for doing justice. We need everyone at the table in order to accomplish this work and extend our welcome to all,” says Colee

Our mission reflects our commitment to radical hospitality, providing a nutritious and professionally-prepared lunch each weekday and offering a variety of life-stabilizing social services to those who need them most. We are also the home of a broad-minded Christian community that works for a more just world through civic engagement. BSM’s faith community seeks to be dynamic in its expression of worship, embracing those who are on the margins of faith, on the margins of society, and those who have enjoyed the embrace of the church.

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If you would like more information about this event, please contact Ann-Therese Ortíz at 215-735-4847 x108 or email atortiz@broadstreetministry.org.