Current Upcoming Event:
ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE... ON THE DAY OF MOST LIGHT...
STEP INTO THE LIGHT OF YOUR TRUE SELF.
Not your typical interfaith service.
This is spiritual Broadway.
|SPEAKERS: Two pioneer WNY clergy
||Rev. Darius G. Pridgen
True Bethel Baptist Church
For the first time ever, Rev. Pridgen speaks to Buffalo's LGBT community. Be there!
||Rev. José A. Claudio
Pastor and founder of the first, open and affirming Spanish-speaking congregation in Western New York - El Nuevo Camino.
Iglesia Unida De Cristo El Nuevo Camino THE NEW WAY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (OPEN AND AFFIRMING HISPANIC MINISTRY IN PILGRIM-ST. LUKE'S)
|REFLECTIONS: Two wise women artist
||Lorna C. Hill
Artistic Director and Founder, Ujima Company, Inc.
||Barbara D. Holender
Buffalo poet and Jewish scholar.
TWO BIG MUSICAL NUMBERS:
|MUSIC: The Celebration of Spirit Choir
Choir Director: David Granville
Music Director: Chuck Basil
||Daughters of Creative Sound:
Nine women of African Descent who express themselves through vocal, visual and percussive avenues.
TIME AFTER TIME
It's 1951 and the scene is Ralph Martin's, a real Buffalo gay bar from our past. It was a different world back then. Homosexuality was illegal. The police raided gay bars regularly, arrested gay men and lesbians. That's the story we are telling here. Gay couples are dancing... Everyone is having fun... Then, the cops show up. This musical number is a look back at our past.
THIS WILL BE AN EVERLASTING LOVE
The finale.... A celebration of love - and hopefully of marriage equality, too! You'll be on your feet cheering - by the end of this show stopper.
And the highlight....
THE JOYFUL PROCESSIONAL
Don't miss your WNY welcoming and affirming clergy come dancin' down then aisle to the fantastic drumming of Daughters of Creative Sound.
Each clergy participant will be asked to give an eloquent message of inclusion – preaching God’s love for all….speaking from his or her own faith tradition – but with a challenge - in one breath – without inhaling.
Rising above the din of our diverse and complex theologies – the elegant simplicity has always been there for us to hear - we are all God’s children.
(But…. can clergy deliver a “theological haiku” - in one breath? Come see.)
Get Involved... Join the Celebration of Spirit Choir
Everyone is welcome to sing. Everyone!
No try outs. Just come and you're in the choir!
Easy songs to learn. No music to read.
Just like singing with friends at a party.
Three rehearsals: 7-9pm @ Temple Beth Zion - 805 Delaware Ave.
Thursday, June 9th
Tuesday, June 14th
Monday, June 20th - dress rehearsal
Volunteers needed for the event.
Volunteer meeting: Tuesday June 14th 7:00pm
We'll help you find your niche.
or contact Rainbow Spirit Rising founder/director Chaplain Carol Speser firstname.lastname@example.org (716) 887-8337
RainbowSpirit Rising, 266 Elmwood Avenue #743 Buffalo, NY 14213
The New York State legislative session ends Monday, June 20th. Will there be marriage equality for LGBT New Yorkers on Tuesday, June 21st? WE HOPE SO! Come celebrate marriage equality in New York State at the Summer Solstice Celebration.