Rainbow ReConnection is a youth outreach event First Church is sponsoring in collaboration with The Center Long Beach. With Long Beach Pride unable to be held in person this year due to the pandemic, First Church and The Center Long Beach are excited to bring youth PRIDE to us! It will be held at the 3rd and Chestnut parking lot and in the church courtyard.
As you can imagine, some LGBTQIA youth have been stuck inside for more than a year, some without a safe and inclusive space to be themselves. Some even in a dangerously unsupportive space. The goal of the event is to provide a safe and affirming gathering for LGBTQIA youth. This is a youth-only event for middle school and high school age teens.
We currently need volunteers for the day that can help with set-up, clean-up, food serving, decorating, and so much more. We are sure that helping provide such a welcoming space for our LGBTQ+ youth will not only be fun, but so rewarding. What a way to come back to church with one of the first big events that can finally happen in person! Please go to this link to sign up and let us know how you would like to get involved!
Clothing donations for the gender-affirming clothing station will be collected at the church on July 4 and 11. Any new or lightly used stylish youth-sized clothing will do! Our aim is to allow the youth to “shop for free” for clothing that may not fit their assigned gender in a non-judgmental space. Just bring your donations with you to service and drop them in the available donation boxes!
Special shout out to Lola’s for their food donation.
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