March with MUUF in the Portland Pride Parade!
Our Fellowship will be marching in the Portland Pride parade on Saturday, June 15, with other Maine UU congregations. All are invited to join us in this joyful way of visibly and publicly celebrating our UU first principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. MUUSAN has once again paid all the registration fees, so we just need to show up.
Here is the schedule:
10:00 AM – Pride Interfaith Service at First Parish UU Church in Portland, 425 Congress Street (at the head of Temple St. at Congress St.) The church will also be open for out-of-town UUs to use the bathrooms and rest, even if you can’t get there in time for the Interfaith Service. The front steps of the church will be a temporary staging area for UU congregations and their banners until we move to our assigned line-up spot near Monument Square.
11:30 AM – Marchers begin lining up with banners at an assigned location near Monument Square. Wear a YELLOW SHIRT if possible. Loving signs and rainbow flags are welcome.
1:00 PM – The parade starts in Monument Square. It ends about 45 minutes later in Deering Oaks, where the Pride Festival runs from 2:00 to 6:00.
Pride Portland is a safe, happy and fully-inclusive intergenerational event.
If you want to carpool, we will be leaving at 8:30 am from the Park-And-Ride site in Edgecomb (across from the Pioneer Motel). Contact Julia Fitz-Randolph or Kate Pennington no later than June 10 to make carpool arrangements.