Text: First Pres @ Valley Wide Pride Fest, June 22, 2024, at Lakefront Park, Hudson, WI, Hudson Pride Co.

Valley Wide Pride Fest

June is Pride month. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that the LGBTQ+ community has had on history locally, nationally, and internationally, to memorialize and remember, and to continue to work towards mutual liberation. The first Pride was held in 1970.  There are many diverse ways that Pride is celebrated.

Here in Hudson the 2nd ever Valley Wide Pride will happen on Saturday, June 22nd downtown at Lakefront Park. Our church will host a Pride worship service the next day on Sunday, June 23rd. There are many ways you can be involved:

  • Our church will be hosting a booth from 10am-4pm where we give out rainbow chocolate cookies and work on a community art project that will become worship art the following day. We need cookie bakers (we can provide a recipe or you can use your own if you send along a list of ingredients; keep in mind they may be out in hot sun all day) and volunteers to help set up/host/tear down our booth that day. SIGN UP HERE >>
  • We are confident the Pride event itself is still recruiting volunteers and accepting donations. More information can be found on their website https://www.hudsonwipride.com/
  • If it helps to entice you to attend your first Pride event, Pastor Lora is helping to lead the kick-off and give opening remarks. Hudson pride is a very community-based and family friendly event. The festival and kick-off will happen from the Lakefront Park bandshell at 10AM. Show up and be a proud ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • On Sunday, our Pride worship will be organized around the micropractice of hospitality and the core value that each of us is beloved. Pastor Lora is doing her best to make it a meaningful service for EVERYONE. After worship, we will enjoy Pride ice cream sundaes again as we did last year.
  • The number one thing you can do to support these efforts is getting the word out:
    • About the Pride event itself.
    • That our church will be there and people should visit our booth.
    • Invite people to worship! If you know someone who would appreciate coming to a Pride worship or knowing that such a thing exists in Hudson, please personally invite them.
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Jun 22 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm