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Come celebrate following worship!

The Barber Ellas will be here to sing and celebrate Public. Intentional. Explicit. Affirming ministry. Free Will offering for a piece of Pie!

Part traditional, part sass, the BarberEllas promise to capture your heart! This small group of queer gals and pals favours a cappella songs written in close harmony, usually in barbershop style. They share a great joy in singing and they bring that joy and an impish sense of fun to the stage. The BarberEllas were founded in 2012. Their past performances include appearances at One Voice Chorus (OVC) concerts, OVC’s Rainbow Cabaret, The Coming Out Monologues, the Dyke and Trans* March, and HIV Community Link’s Community Voices Concert. The BarberEllas also perform regularly at fundraisers for community groups.

PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. These are the standards developed by Affirming Communities for congregation when they become Affirming, Welcoming, or Inclusive communities.

PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. These standards help us become a safe space for people who face discrimination, oppression, or exclusion because they belong to the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.

We’re proud to announce that the first annual National Affirming Day will be held March 14, 2019, International Pi(e) Day (3.14- get it?) This is a great time for us to host a Public, Intentional, and Explicit affirming event...and have fun with it too. This is a chance for us to celebrate and honour the full inclusion of *LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond, with everyone across Canada! In association with PIE Day, we will host a speaker from an LGBTQ2SIA+ organization and serve pie following worship. Mark your calendar! Our PIE celebration will be held Sunday March 17, following worship.

Can you bring pie to share? Be creative! Bake, cook, or buy apple pie, pizza pie, quiche...all types of pie will be served following worship. And we need your pie to make PIE Day a community celebration.