How to get involved in #SpiritDay
- Ask your church, synagogue, mosque, worship center, or meeting space to wear purple on Thursday, October 17th
- Turn your website purple
- Make your Twitter and Facebook profile pics purple!
- Partner for Spirit Day!
- Share your plans for Spirit Day
Faith partners participating in #SpiritDay 2013:
- Auburn Seminary
- Believe Out Loud
- Cathedral of Hope
- Equally Blessed
- Fortunate Families
- Metropolitan Community Churches
- More Light Presbyterians
- Mormons for Equality
- The Naming Project
- The National Cathedral
- Nazarene Ally
- New Ways Ministry
- Presbyterian Welcome
- Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation
- Religious Institute, Inc.
- SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity
- White Horse Project
- Deck your worship space out in purple for the week – Banners!
- Invite everyone to wear purple and snap a photo
- Encourage a message about anti-bullying
- Plan worship themed about anti-bullying
- Sing songs reflecting Spirit Day. Suggestions are below
- Ask your youth group to look at anti-bullying resources:
- Show the film, Hineini : Coming Out in a Jewish High School
- Educate the adults about what high school is like for LGBT youth
- Share Accompaniment: A Resource for Youth Leaders with the adult leaders in your faith community
- Encourage congregation members to wear purple on October 17th and at a worship service before to October 17th. Take a photo!
- Announce Spirit Day on your congregation’s marquis or exterior sign
- Invite congregation members to take the Spirit Day Pledge. Use your congregational newsletter, or set up lap top computers after worship for people to go to GLAAD’s Spirit Day Page
- Change your congregational web site purple
- Take steps to make your congregation actively welcoming of LGBT people. Kulanu: A New Guide for Congregations has wonderful suggestions
- Bring your place of worship to visit with school officials and government leaders to offer support for safe schools
- Write an opinion piece/letter to the editor, explaining why you and your place of worship are participating in Spirit Day
- Catholics: Visit Catholics for #SpiritDay
- All Saints Episcopal changed their church sign
- The Unitarian Universalist Church in Waterville, Maine, showed "It Gets Better" clips and read "What Was I Afraid Of" by Dr. Seuss.
- The United Church of Christ turned it's logo purple