PIE = Public. Intentional. Explicit. These are the standards we hold ourselves and our welcome to when we become affirming, welcoming, or inclusive communities. March 14 is a chance to serve some pie and roll out the PIE by celebrating the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people in faith communities and beyond across Canada.

Worship Ideas

2021 PIE Day Sermon Thoughts and Possibilities (314.82 KB): Sermon resources to accompany 2021 Pie Day Affirming Liturgy by former Moderator the Very Rev. Gary Paterson.
2021 PIE Day: Affirming Liturgy (40.46 KB): Worship resources by former Moderator the Very Rev. Gary Paterson. Originally written for pieday.ca. Used with permission.
2022 PIE Day Worship Resources (27.14 KB): Links to several free resources from Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections.
A Rainbow Journey | PIE Day (29.8 KB): This short worship service was created by Rev. Ruth Noble to celebrate the first-ever PIE Day (National Affirming Day) on March 14, 2019 at the United Church’s General Council Office.
Enfleshed | Worship Service and Communion Liturgy for Affirming PIE Day (51.93 KB): This worship service and communion liturgy is one of two commissioned for Affirming PIE Day 2020 by Affirm United/S'affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections from enfleshed, which has its roots in the United Methodist church in the USA and beyond.


Find a Home Here (681.38 KB): A unison worship song with piano accompaniment written by Mary-Ellen Kish.
Sing Out (591.4 KB): A worship song (unison or SATB) with piano accompaniment written by Mary-Ellen Kish.

Related Material

A Pride Affirmation (12.36 KB): An affirming prayer by Rev. Don Uhryniw.
Join Moderator Bott in a slice of PIE Day 2022: Communities of faith are invited to connect to do some thinking about all the people the letters 2S & LGBTQIA represent.
Moderator's PIE Day Message 2021: Moderator Richard Bott invites everyone to join him in celebrating PIE Day 2021!