Celebrate “Freedom to Marry Day” with PFLAG!

Reverend Cordelia Strandskov From First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:00 – 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz
900 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95060

Reverend Cordelia Strandskov

Please join families from around Santa Cruz County as they come together to celebrate “Freedom to Marry Day” with PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays). The first hour is dedicated to discussion groups followed by a brief break. The second hour will be dedicated to our February keynote speaker, Rev. Cordelia Strandskov.

“National Freedom to Marry Day is a non-official United States holiday held annually in February to promote same-sex marriage. The holiday was founded in 1999 by Lambda Legal, a gay rights advocacy law firm based out of Washington, DC. The most notable National Freedom to Marry Day was in February 2004 when, following a directive from San Francisco, California mayor Gavin Newsom to his county clerk, the City and County of San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On February 10, Newsom had asked the clerk’s office to make the changes on the “forms and documents used to apply for and issue marriage licenses…in order to provide [them] on a non –discriminatory basis.” Wikipedia

We are proud to announce that our February 14th keynote speaker is Reverend Cordelia Strandskov, from First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz.

Coming to Santa Cruz in 2010, Cordelia serves the congregation as Minister for Family Life. She gives energetic support to their ministries with children, youth and families; she works as well with their LGBT outreach, their young adult group and their worship team. Educated at Smith College and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Cordelia is a very enthusiastic knitter and enjoys the company of two devoted cats! You can find Cordelia’s sermons and other reflections on her blog: CORDELIA KNITS. Contact her at cordelia@fccsantacruz.org