Peace Lutheran Church is an open and affirming faith community that believes in supporting, loving, and welcoming our LGBTQIA+ neighbors. Peace Lutheran hosts LGBTQIA+-related events and social justice activities in addition to participating in local and regional pride celebrations. Scroll down for more information.
Pride Bible Study
Join LGBTQIA+ and straight-ally clergy for a deep and engaging conversation about the notorious 'clobber' passages so often used against the LGBTQIA+ community.
June 14 - Genesis 19:1-38; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13
June 21 - Romans 1:25-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
June 28 - 1 Timothy 1:9-10 and Jude 6-7
Webinar starts at 7:00pm (EST)
Rev. Eric Randolph,
Rev. Carla Christopher,
Rev. Christopher Girardeau,
Rev. Matthew Oscar Shepherd,
Vicar Mycah McNett,
and other guest clergy.
Genesis 19.1-38 and Leviticus 18.22, 20.13
Romans 1.25-27 and 1 Corinthians 6.9-11
Deuteronomy 22.5, 1 Timothy 1:9-10 and Jude 6-7
Books & Other Resources
The Queer Bible Commentary | Deny Guest, Robert E. Goss, Mona West, Thomas Bohache
What the Bible Really Say about Homosexuality? | Daniel Helminiak
Upcoming Pride Related Events at Peace Lutheran Church
2023 Summer Pride Picnics
Join Christ Church La Plata, St. Paul's Church Waldorf, and Peace Lutheran Church, St. Charles for a series of summer picnics welcoming LGBTQIA+ families and friends in Southern Maryland.
June 11 (5:00 p.m.) | Christ Church, 112 Charles Street, La Plata, MD
Special guest Rachel Cornwell, author of Daring Adventures: Helping Gender-Diverse Kids and Their Families Thrive
July 9 (5:00 p.m.) | Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Dr, St. Charles, MD
August 20 (5:00 p.m.) | St. Paul's Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD
Local & Regional Pride Events
Charles County PrEP 4 Pride Festival*
Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm
4545 Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
Saturday, June 10, 2023 (Parade) and Sunday, June 11, 2023 (Festival)
Parade: 15th Street NW, between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm
Pride Southern Maryland*
Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
21675 South Coral Dr. Lexington Park, MD
*Peace Lutheran Church participating.