2015 Reflections by Rev. Virginia (Ginny) Miles: What a joy it was to again participate in the New Hope Pride Parade on May 16, 2015. Our red truck with the banner proclaiming "Penns Park United Methodist Church" announced our presence. The banners on the side of the truck let everyone know that Penns Park UMC is the home of Bucks County PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Church members handed out candy to the crowd as they walked along with folks from PFLAG. Additionally, representatives from Johnson and Johnson pharmaceuticals participated by handing out coupon books benefitting PFLAG. Representatives from other reconciling United Methodist congregations also marched along with us in solidarity. What a joy it was to see this group of United Methodists proclaiming that when we say that God welcomes All, we truly mean ALL!!
For 2016, the New Hope Parade will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 12 noon. Please contact Pastor Ginny Miles to participate.