Reconciling in Christ & LGBTQIA+ Inclusion
OutReach Magic Festival – Madison PRIDE 2019
The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin was at the most recent OutReach Magic Festival held on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Warner Park in Madison. The OutReach Magic Festival: A PRIDE Celebration event for 2019 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and the 30th Anniversary of Madison’s first pride parade.
At our synod tent we had representatives from area ELCA congregations that have made an intentional commitment to be welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community who engaged festival goers throughout the day.
We also invited people to write on quilt squares their hopes, dreams, prayers, and messages for, with, or to the LGBTQ+ community in the church. This quilt will continue to be a presence in the synod for the next year.
It was a great day full of deep connections, fellowship, and a chance to provide public witness and celebration of the Gospel.