You Make Jesus Smile - St. Paul's United Church

May, 2007 St. Paul's United Church in Edmonton, Canada voted to became an affirming congregation within the United Church of Canada.

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me" (Matthew 25:45). To the members of St. Paul's United Church, Jesus said, "I was rejected by my family, and was spiritually, emotionally, and physically gay bashed. And you became my family, welcomed me, bandaged my wounds, and gave me hope."

For recognizing the Spirit of the risen Christ in God's queer children, and for to welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-identified people we present you with the You Make Jesus Smile Award.