We are challenging you to come up with the best P.I.E. Recipes and share them on our National P.I.E. Day Recipe Board for National Affirming Day.
You might want to share one of your favourite pie recipes or a great cupcake or special treat recipe or maybe you will have a virtual bake off!? Some may have a special recipe of what Affirming would taste like if it were a pie and what those ingredients might be! Please share those recipes and we look forward to reading them all.
Include a picture of your creation if you can. Posts can be anonymous or include the name of your faith community or use your first name on the submission! Just click the PLUS + sign to add your contribution.
Questions? Ask Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org and have fun being Public, Intentional and Explicit in your commitment to inclusivity to LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people ! !
Why PIE? The lovely acronym PIE stands for Public, Intentional, and Explicit. Those are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to when we become Affirming, Welcoming, or Inclusive communities! We founded this Day as an official way to invite people across Canada to show what it means to be inclusive.
On National PIE Day, we invite you to serve up some pie and roll out the PIE ONLINE in your ministries and communities! This is your chance to celebrate and honour the full inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond, with everyone across Canada! This year we’re asking – What’s in your PIE? What ways have you been making your community a safer and more inclusive space, and what ‘ingredients’ do you need to grow even more? Start by baking up something new or heating up a trusty familiar recipe… Plan an online event, service, movie night, talent show, pie, baking show, book reading, the pie in the sky’s the limit!
Is God calling you to share your gifts by serving Affirm United/S’Affirmer Ensemble? From time to time, AUSE seeks volunteers and paid staff to assist the organization in its work. If you are interested in working with the Council, we would appreciate you completing this form outlining your experience and the reason(s) you are interested in this opportunity.
The council, through a process of discernment, will select the person who is best suited to fill the positions. We will prioritize those who are marginalized within the LGBTQ+ community , Indigenous folks, Black folks, and other folks of colour and disability. Every applicant will receive a response. Fill out the form below and return to email@example.com
Or fill out your online Expression of Interest here:
Time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per month for council activities and projects, which includes: 5 to 6 Council meetings per year either virtually via Zoom, or post-Covid in-person i.e. AU/SE Annual General Meeting will be hosted nationally in the month of July (travel is paid) most likely this summer’s conference will be held virtually via Zoom as it was last summer.
As part of our Public, Intentional and Explicit commitment, Affirm United / S’affirmer Ensemble along with Affirming Connections are pleased to announce this special P.I.E. gathering … an Affirming Refresher presented by Affirming Coordinator Linda Hutchinson!
We’ll talk about these areas to add sparkle:
Your Vision Statement
Your Marriage Policy
Your Action Plan . . . Do you have one? Does it need updating? Are you engaging with the wider community?
Your relationship with building users, renters
Your language – Pronouns, Microaggressions
Broadening your scope . . . the call of all people who are marginalized
Bring your stories and your questions!
Presenter Bio – Linda Hutchinson
Linda, a United Church member by birth and by choice, has worked/volunteered at all levels of The United Church of Canada with children, youth and adults, mainly in the areas of Resource Ministry and Affirm United’s Affirming Ministries Program. She is a member of Sydenham Street United Church in downtown Kingston, ON, an Affirming Ministry since 1999, was a member of the Bay of Quinte Conference Affirming Ministries Action Group from its formation in 2007 to 2018 when UCC restructured, and has been a Coordinator of Affirm United’s Affirming Ministry Program since 2012. Linda and her spouse, Bruce, have two adult children and four grandchildren.