2016 Participants

Want you involve your place of worship or faith organization in Spirit Day? Here's how to do it.


  • 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

Youth Group:


  • 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

Good Ideas: