UUFP at Pridefest

 PRIDE-FEST

Our fellowship was well represented at Pridefest in Norfolk! We shared a table with volunteers from the Unitarian Church of Norfolk, a laid-back, friendly bunch in yellow “Standing On the Side of Love” t-shirts. (Next year maybe we’ll have those.) The first arrivals from UUFP were Selena and her family along with Sarah G. They were sharing information about both churches when Carey, Steve and I arrived. Later we had help at the booth from Erick, Michael, Scott, Amy, and Catherine B. Many of the people who visited our table showed real interest in finding a “church home,” as we used to call it in my previous life as a Baptist. Rosalee had thoughtfully presented us with postcards about the Fellowship. Several parents took applications for Joanne’s summer camp. People seemed to be determined to enjoy the festival in spite of the tragic events at Orlando. Security was very much in evidence, however. One religious group (stationed next to the Porta-Potties) spent the day screaming at festival-goers that they were going to hell. Many people seemed to be amused by this and I was told that they show up every year. A big “Thank you!” to all the volunteers who made our presence possible.–Pam Luke

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