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pastor's note

Happy Pride month, friends! This is one of my absolute favorite times of year. I love getting to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ kin and center joy and love, even as we acknowledge how much work we still have to do. If you'd like a spiritual practice to help center and ground yourself in the midst of this season, the Reconciling Ministries Network of the UMC is posting a brief meditation for every day of Pride month. I'll share today's meditation so you can get a glimpse of what they're like, and, if it resonates with you, you can follow along with their daily prayers here or on their Facebook or Instagram.

-Pastor Julia 

upcoming events

g.i.f.t. pride live

This Saturday, June 8th, Galveston Island Fundraising of Texas is hosting a Pride event from 2-5pm at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar (1706 23rd St.). There will be live music, food, raffles, and a silent auction, and all of the proceeds of the event will benefit local LGBTQIA+ organizations, including Central's own queer youth group! We'd love to see you there!  

church closed

Just a heads up that the church will be closed (except for the SUD clinic) on Tuesday, June 11th for several of our staff to attend a conference. We'll resume normal services and stay open a bit later that Thursday, the 13th! 

church-wide work day

Our building needs some love, and we could use your help! Join us on Saturday, June 22nd (time TBD) to do some cleaning and maintenance around the church. More details to come! 

pride sunday

It's hard to believe it's almost June, but Central's annual Pride Sunday is coming up soon! Join us on Sunday, June 23rd to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ kin and allies. Feel free to bring snacks to share! 

community highlights

sunday breakfast

Want to help cover breakfast on Sunday mornings for our community members? It can be as easy as grabbing donuts and kolaches, making breakfast casseroles, dropping off fruit and yogurt, etc. You can learn more here and sign up for an upcoming date by filling out this form. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Beth with any questions! 

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