Pastoral Care: Liturgical and pastoral resources offered by the Pastoral Care and Education Team.

Benediction written for a Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sonny Graves (format: free-download)

A benediction written for a Transgender Day of Remembrance service.

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Gender Identity Sermon

Rev. Dr. Katy Valentine and Rev. Jesse Kearns, 2016 (format: on-line-video)

This is a sermon for a mostly Anglo, mostly straight congregation that explores the concept of gender identity, Scripture and the love of Christ.

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The Heart Will Choose the One It Loves

Barbara Hamm, 2015 (format: free-download)

A hymn affirming the power and grace of relationship without human boundaries.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Sermon

Sonny Graves, 2015 (format: on-line-video)

Each year on November 20, a memorial is held called Transgender Day of Remembrance when the lives of transgender people who have been killed over the past year are recognized and mourned. For the first time, First Church Berkeley observed this day in worship. Emerging Leader Sonny Graves reads a message to a young transgender person in the future describing the current challenges facing transgender people in the world.

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