Many of us wear our church name-tags to make it easier to get to know each other. If you don’t know anyone, the name-tag can help break down a barrier to conversation, and if you do know people, it can help you to remember their names, especially as the church grows. Wearing our name-tags help guests get to know us as well.
It would be awkward if only our guests wore name-tags, right? Could you imagine walking into a church, being asked to tell everyone who you are, but then looking around and seeing no one else’s names prominently displayed?
For transgender people, it can often be a challenge to ensure that people refer to them with the gender they identify with. To help with that challenge, displaying the pronouns they use, such as he/him/his, she/her/hers, and they/them/theirs, among others, helps the people they meet.
It would be awkward if only trans people displayed their pronouns, right? So we’re asking cisgender people to take advantage of the option to affix a pronoun label to their church name-tags. If you are interested in helping make the church more welcoming to trans people, we have a table in the Gathering Area between services throughout the month of April where you can get your own pronoun label for your name-tags.