On Sunday, October 19th, The First Congressional Church of Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), will be holding a celebration of same-sex marriages. This comes on the heels of a recent court decision allowing same-sex marriage in the State of California. The First Congressional Church is holding this ceremony to honor the fidelity of couples that have been able to marry because of this decision.
Regardless of your denomination or faith tradition, you are welcome to come and be celebrated. We will honor several couples in our community who have gotten married and welcome any others who wish to be blessed by this faithful, progressive, welcoming congregation.
The church has also taken a stance on California State Proposition 8,
The congregation voted unanimously in September to oppose Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriages.
We applaud the actions of the First Congregational Church and encourage all other California churches to take note of their actions. Please see our Ecclesiastical Proclamation to read more about The Monastery's stance.