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Thank God it’s Pride
February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 amKoha for Mikah
Sunday February 18, 2018 – 7pm
An exceptional PRIDE THANKGIVING SERVICE with Auckland Rainbow Community church.
Many of us take for granted the freedoms we enjoy as LGBT+ people in New Zealand. When around the world many members of our community are tortured, imprisoned or killed due to their sexuality. Being able to come together for a two week celebration is indeed a wonderful privilege and we want to say “thank you”.
The Auckland Rainbow Community Church (ARCC) which has been meeting at St Matthew-in-the-city for over 30 years and is a part of NZ Rainbow history will hold this special PRIDE THANKSGIVING SERVICE on Sunday the 18th of February at 7.00pm.
Everyone is welcome Christians and non-Christians, people of other faiths, parents, children and families. We are a community of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and everyone is lovingly accepted.
The PRIDE THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held at St Matthew-in-the-City which is a historic Anglican church renowned for its neo-Gothic architecture and style. The church is located on the corner of Hobson Street and Wellesley Street East in the Central Business District of Auckland.
ARCC hold a regular service at St Matthew-in-the-City every Sunday night. This special service will follow the structure of ARCC’s normal services but with a difference. With the Auckland Kapa Haka roopu “Akakoa te aha” performing, readings, a message from Rainbow Labour M.P. Louisa Wall and singing by the totally amazing, authentic and inspiring American counter tenor Mikah Meyer who will be in Auckland for the weekend. The one of a kind Mikah has been lauded as a mover & shaker in the LGBT community. If you didn’t know, Louisa submitted a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in New Zealand in 2012. The bill was passed into law in April 2013, making New Zealand the 13th nation in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. It will be a memorable, spiritual evening of remembrance and gratitude. Supper after the service is a great time to meet others, look around the church and ask as many questions as you want.
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