Pride Alliance

Our vision is to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment. We affirm that every person is created in God’s image; all have worth, value and dignity. All are loved.

For more information, contact us at and include “Pride Alliance” in the subject line.

What is Pride Alliance at Floris UMC?

Pride Alliance is a community of people committed to providing an inclusive and affirming environment regardless of one’s sexual orientation and gender.

Pride Alliance provides recommendations for the consideration of the Floris UMC Church Council. We also support the implementation of approved proposals.

We are active in the current efforts within the United Methodist Church, seeking changes to discriminatory language and rules against clergy and others who identify as LGBTQ+.

The committee is available to support those in need of love, healing and acceptance.

Featured Event

Capital Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 3 – 7: 30 pm

Shaw, Logan Circle, Downtown, and Penn Quarter Neighborhoods, Washington, DC

Floris United Methodist Church is looking forward to joining United Methodists from DC, Maryland, Virginia to march in the Capital Pride Parade. For more than a decade, LGBTQIA+ United Methodists and allies have joined together in the parade to provide witness to God’s love for all people. Join us, as we extend a warm, inclusive welcome to the 700,000+ parade spectators and invite queer Christians and allies to connect with our United Methodist communities.

We welcome you to celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community and its allies at the historic Capital Pride Parade!

What You Need to Know

Time: 3 p.m.
The parade is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. We anticipate mid-afternoon and will have more details closer to the date. 

Meet-Up Location: On 15th Street NW (between U and P streets), the exact location to be shared with participants the day before the parade.

Who’s encouraged to attend: Everyone.

Who’s organizing this event: Capital UMC Pride, a group of United Methodist congregations, laypeople, clergy, and affiliates from the Baltimore-Washington and Virginia Annual conferences that plan, organize and execute the UMC contingent at the Capital Pride Parade.

Capital UMC Pride Mission: Extend a warm, inclusive welcome to the 700,000+ parade spectators and invite queer Christians and allies to connect with our United Methodist

Attire: New for 2024: Wear a solid pride color T-shirt. Wear comfortable shoes.

What to expect: The parade route is approximately 1.5 miles in the Dupont Circle/Logan Circle area of DC. We’ll gather for communion prior to anticipated departure time (more details to come).

What to Bring: Bring water, sunscreen and whatever you need to stay cool on a hot summer afternoon in DC. Patience, please bring a lot of patience. We will have an estimate on when we will leave our meet up location, but it is a big event!

Is it appropriate to bring my kids? Children are welcome. You might consider a stroller even if they are on the older side of using a stroller.  Please keep in mind this is a celebratory event for LGBTQ+ people and this a time for individuals to share the fullness of who they are. 

Register to Participate!

For more information, contact the Pride Alliance. 

What are your values?

In accomplishing its vision, Pride Alliance adheres to the following values:

Inclusion – We offer opportunities to those who identify as LGBTQ+ to participate in all activities in the life of the church.

Respect – We promote self-determination and equality to LGBTQ+ people, their families and allies.

Safety – We are a safe church and community. The mental, physical and spiritual safety of our church family and guests is considered paramount. Staff and volunteers are carefully vetted and trained to assist and support people of all orientations and identities.

Community – We welcome and offer friendship to everyone. We provide a place where you can get to know other LGBTQ+ Christians and their allies.

How can I get involved?

Come as you are, who you are, who you love. All are welcome. Worship is expressed in many different ways.

We encourage participation and involvement in all areas of the church. There are many volunteer opportunities in worship, grow and serve ministries. For more information, contact Pam Bentley, Engagement and Hospitality Coordinator, at

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