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Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility

On Sunday November 20, First Church observed Transgender Day of Remembrance & Visibility during its 10 am worship service at Congregation Beth El. Former Emerging Leader and member Sonny Graves preached a sermon entitled "We Are More Alive Than Dead." (Watch the video of the sermon here...)

Read Sonny's sermon here...

Within the sermon, the names of trans people who had been killed over the last year were read by six members of the community, including some of our trans members.

Read the names of those whose lives were lost in 2016...

Last year, First Church officially changed its Open and Affirming Statement to include gender identity and gender expression in its welcome.

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