The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches ( CCWC ) will sponsor "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times" at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 3309 N. Seminary, Chicago June 11, 2016 at 4 p.m. Its Annual Ecumenical Pride Worship Service will feature Rev. Dr. Dawnn Pirani Brumfield as preacher.
"We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Brumfield's passion and power to the pulpit," said Rev. Jacki Belile of CCWC. "Her life ministry is committed to educating church leadership on how to make the church accessible to ALL people regardless of race, gender, class or culture, sexual orientation, family design and physical, emotional or mental conditions."
Brumfield is a member of the Lighthouse Church of Chicago where she serves on its leadership team and oversees the areas of spiritual formation and congregational care.
The Coalition is a growing organization of nearly 80 churches and organizations committed to LGBTQ-positive programming.
"Many of these bodies are also actively engaged in wider social justice concerns, including the alarming signs of entrenched racism, corruption and xenophobia we see today," says Belile. Planners anticipate an event which both celebrates progress made for the LGBTQ communities and lifts concerning backlashes and many advances for justice yet needed in these "divided times."
Rev. Dawnn received her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary ( 2016 ). She holds a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School ( 2009 ); and an advanced certificate in Counseling from The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy ( 2015 ).
The service will be followed by a reception open to all. Parking arrangements have been made at the nearby Hawthorne Elementary School. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chicagowelcomingchurches.org .