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    UCC Southeast Conference churches to band together for LGBT awareness at pride parade

    By Anthony Moujaes, United Church of Christ News - October 11, 2012

    By coming together and marching as one in the Atlanta Pride Parade this Sunday, six United Church of Christ congregations will help set an example of open inclusion and extravagant welcome during a celebration of LGBT rights.

    "To bring us all together shows how strong the UCC is in Atlanta. We've grown so much [in the area] and our membership is born out of that collective effort," said David Plunkett, director of church life at Virginia Highland UCC in Atlanta. "We want the UCC to have the strongest possible presence. I think there's terrific presence throughout the conference when people see God's message."

    UCC churches in the Atlanta area and the conference want to increase their visibility and support by bringing all the churches together behind a single 30-foot banner for the 3-mile march through the city that ends at Piedmont Park. [Read Full Story]