From choirs to chants to ceremonies, our festival offers a wide array of faith services.
This year’s interfaith prayer service will be a kirtan experience. Kirtan is a form of bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion) centered around the chanting of ancient mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium and drums to raise the energetic vibrations to remove barriers, increase compassion and enter into devotion. In addition to our chants, our interfaith kirtan will include readings, teachings and prayers from various traditions to create a unique and inspiriting prayer experience. The experience will be complete with fire and light dancing. Our Kirtan leader will be local artist Scott Hestenkin STONEWALL STAGE Friday, 7PM
Join in the singing:
Our interfaith choir will learn the chants for the kirtan at a rehearsal on Sunday, May 17th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3022 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208 from 4pm to 6pm. All are welcome to join the choir! Instrumentalists are also welcome. For more information email Rev. Jeffrey Montoya, PrideFest Religious Activities Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
PrideFest Weddings/Relationship Blessings!
Clergy will be available to bless your relationship or officiate your legal wedding! Look for the Church of Christ the Healer booth in the health and wellness area. If you’d like to be legally married, you will need to obtain a marriage license in advance from the county clergy in the county in which you live or Milwaukee county if from out of state. Please note that you must apply at least 7 days before your wedding date.
More information on applying for your marriage license is available at http://county.milwaukee.gov/GettingMarried22000.htm
You will need to give the name and address of your officiant. You may use:
The Reverend Jeffrey Montoya
3195 S. Superior Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207
You may call Rev. Jeffrey to arrange for time for your wedding ceremony on the festival grounds.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – Church of Christ the Healer booth in the Health and Wellness Area – 5pm