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Silicon Valley Pride Night Festival

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Silicon Valley Pride

Reconciling United Methodist Churches of Silicon Valley On Sunday, August 29th, Silicon Valley Pride will hold its annual Pride event in downtown San Jose. And once again, the Reconciling United Methodist Churches of Silicon Valley will demonstrate our message of radical hospitality and love for all God’s creation by standing alongside our LGBTQ+ siblings in Christ.

You are invited and encouraged to show your love and support by walking with us. The parade begins at 10am near Julian and Market Street and ends a short halfmile away at Plaza de César Chávez Park. The only thing you need to bring is a comfortable pair of walking shoes, some sunscreen and a love filled spirit. Please arrive around 9:30 and find us by asking Parade Staff for directions to the United Methodist Church contingent or looking for a very large inflatable Jesus.

Warm up your singing voice! We have assembled a list of familiar hymns and songs of love and liberation that we may sing along the parade route. We will be handing out lyrics at the event so no need to memorize. Even if you don’t sing, walk with us. Acquaint yourself with the lyrics and music here.

Let our feet move as a community in faith and love. This year with the help of Latizmo, we will be dancing the Jerusalema Challenge at various points along the parade route. It is a very simple and fun line-dance form. Visit the ChurchComingOut Facebook page and watch a YouTube instruction video for this dance. Even if you have two left feet and can’t dance, walk with us. Visit here to learn the simple dance steps and see it performed.

An inter-faith worship service will be held immediately following the parade ending at 12pm. The exact location has not yet been fully determined but will be near César Chávez Park. More information will be given at our parade start point and our the ChurchComingOut Facebook page. Won’t you please join us!

Join us in this important reconciling ministry that not only “Opens Hearts, Minds, and Doors, but also our Arms.” Let us reach out as a community in faith and transformation. To learn more about volunteer opportunities for this event, visit the ChurchComingOut Facebook page. Go here to volunteer.

For details see, https://www.svpride.com and/or contact Mark Christopulos for more information.

Location: Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose


Aug 28
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:


CA 94539 United States


First United Methodist Church