2023 Pride Sunday

Join us for Pride Sunday at Riverside on Sunday, June 25! Whoever you are: You are safe here. You are loved here. You are invited into full participation in our life together. We welcome, affirm, and celebrate all God’s children, LGBTQIA+.


Pride Breakfast

9:00 AM | 9T

Click Here to Register


Pride Sunday Worship

11:00 am ET | Nave & Online

Guest Preacher: Rev. Karmen Michael Smith

Sermon: “They” Are Here: The Coming Out of Christ (Luke 4:16-21)

Born and raised in small-town Texas, Rev. Karmen is a Black queer theologian, cultural critic, and Lizzie Mae’s grandson. Karmen is the author of Holy Queer: The Coming Out of Christ and an advocate for Black and LGBTQ+ communities. He is also the founder and pastor at Poor Culture, an inclusive and affirming digital Black church experience. Karmen serves as Director of the Center for Community Engagement & Social Justice (CCESJ), at Union Theological Seminary, to advance the causes of social justice.

Pride Parade

If you are interested in joining us in solidarity, don’t delay, act now by clicking here to register. Registration will close on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 2:00pm. Slots are limited and are on a first registered, first served basis. So come on out and join us, we’d love to see you there!

Note: In an effort to make sure you have everything you need, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, umbrella in case of rain, and comfortable shoes. Water and snacks will be provided for parade participants at the church, however, if you so choose, we encourage each of you to come prepared with snacks/packed lunch.