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Rainbow Action

Welcome to the Rainbow Action Group


The mission of The Rainbow Action Group is to: 

  • Provide a specific, visual, candid welcome to all those who come to First Church, especially LGBTs, their friends and supporters.
  • Continue to increase the inclusive posture of First Church throughout all its programs, committees, and affiliated organizations, so that LGBTs, as well as their friends and supporters, will continue to be safe and comfortable as members and participating friends of First Church.
  • Provide outreach to the community at large in the name of First Church (beyond the First Church campus and activities) by means of leadership, spokespersons, and presence.

Programs and Activities

  • Annual Pride Parade
  • Support of Mama’s Kitchen through Thanksgiving pie sales
  • Support for the annual Worlds AIDS day celebration 


  • We co-presented (with Journey Toward Wholeness) a workshop on Transgender awareness."
  • We co-produced the play "8" with the Looking Glass Theater.


  • ­Annual participation in the Pride Parade and Festival.
  • Attendance at the Worlds AIDS day celebration 


  • Support for all LGBTQI actions 

Ways to Get Involved

  • Attend our Rainbow Action Social on the 2nd Sunday of each month in Room 323 from 10:30-11:30am.
  • Use your skills to plan organize, or present GLBT educational events.
  • Help advertise, sell, and distribute the Thanksgiving pies for Mama’s Kitchen.
  • Volunteer one Sunday a month to staff the Rainbow Action information table on the patio.
  • Help plan, organize, and decorate the Pride float, and/or invite congregants in our church and others to join the parade.
  • Join us in speaking out to continue our presence in our community.


Rainbow Action Calendar


Rainbow Action Co-Chairs 

Pat Gordon:  Email Pat

Dan Paul: Email Dan

John Keasler: Email John

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