Transgender Day of Remeberance
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Transgender Day of Remeberance

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Monday, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

There will be a vigil at 6 PM at the First Congregational United Church of Christ

All are welcome.

 

So far in 2017 there are an estimated 23 violent murders in the United States, mostly people of color. 

 

About TDOR

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

 

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

 

Note: This page was taken from http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html

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Communion Sunday
Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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Communion will be offered this Sunday October 8 10:30 AM
Fresh harvest grapes!
Fresh harvest corn!

Come share at the table

All Are welcome to the table

In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Communion Sunday
Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Communion Sunday
Aug
6
10:30 AM10:30

Communion Sunday

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We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.

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Shrimp Boil
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil to raise funds for Back Bay Missions.

$12 suggested donation (less for kids)

 

Back Bay Mission is a UCC organization in Biloxi Mississippi that works to transform poverty and homelessness

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Gay Pride March
Jun
24
2:15 PM14:15

Gay Pride March

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Join our community in supporting Equality, Unity and Pride!  March begins in the parking lot of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and winds its way around to the end at the Library!

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