This was the first year that all SEVEN Reconciling United Methodist congregations marched together in the PRIDE Parade. St. Stephen has the second-largest turnout of participants, as well as staffing both a church booth and a kids' zone booth at the festival.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words here are photos from various Facebook friends posted over the weekend. See how many of our St. Stephen community you can identify by name as you enjoy them!
|Stepping off with our church banner|
|From far left, John Astle, Michael Carr and Thomas Ellis,|
Brian Moeschler and Cisco Varela, and in front Wini Council.
|Peek-a-boo, we see you! Miss Lola Martindale couldn't|
resist the swinging doors on the float.
|A car full of brothers: Patrick, Bishop and Michael.|
|Our message always is God's unconditional love.|
|Message bracelets at the festival: Faith, Hope and Love.|
|A passel of youngsters on the float!|
|Pastor Roy Atwood and Amy Martindale.|
|Miss Lola delighted onlookers by passing out goodies.|
|Those fancy Fulenwiders, Blake and Jessica.|
|At the end of Festival Day, everybody was tired out!|