Registration Deadlines Approach

We’ve entered “peak season” to register for “Making Room for All 2013.”  Don’t miss out on this conference!  Here are the deadlines: If you plan to stay in the conference hotel, we must have your registration (online or in-hand) by October 5th. If you hope to receive a travel scholarship, that deadline is October 1st…

Progress Report

Thank you to all of you who have already contributed to our “Table Furnishing” campaign to underwrite RfA’s national conference this fall.  Your gifts will make it possible to bring students at RCA colleges and seminaries to the conference at no cost, and enable us to offer free airfare to the first 50 registrants who…

A Correction & Apology

Two important national conference workshops were inadvertently omitted in the RfA Newsletter that was circulated yesterday.  Our sincere apologies to Dr. JamieAnn Meyers, who will offer a workshop on bisexual and transgender identities, and Dr. David Myers, whose workshop on the science and future of sexual orientation will also be offered as advertised.  For full…

Synod Reflection, Conference Info & More

Here’s the latest issue of the RfA newsletter, which has been corrected to include two unfortunate omissions in the first version.  The issue contains everything you need to  know about the national conference, a personal reflection on marriage vows and General Synod, a review of Jeff Chu’s book, “Does Jesus Really Love Me?” and more. …

Travel Assistance for National Conference

One of the strengths of RfA’s national conferences is the diversity of participants, including a wide geographical representation.  If you want to come to “Making Room for All 2013” but can’t afford the airfare, there are still travel scholarships available to Grand Rapids.  But don’t delay! When you complete your registration you will receive an…

Coming Your Way

A beautiful new poster brochure with complete registration information for “Making Room for All 2013” was mailed today to RfA churches and over 300 of our supporters, but we know there are holes in our snail-mail list!  If you haven’t received a copy by the end of the week, call us at 201-364-4538 or email…

A Mentor and Colleague

Accolades are pouring in for the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel, the Institute for Welcoming Resources and Faith Work Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, who has announced her departure from the Task Force as of September.  Leaders from across the spectrum of national and ecumenical LGBTQ advocacy organizations hail Voelkel as “an…

All New Welcoming Toolkit

The Institute for Welcoming Resources has just released the completely updated version of “Building an Inclusive Church:  A Welcoming Toolkit.”  The document builds upon the work of many colleagues in the ecumenical welcoming church programs, and is the foundation for BIC workshops.  Whether you’re already a welcoming church or just starting to consider what that…

Update on Underwriting Procedure

Thanks to the generous supporter who made us aware that donating via our website (PayPal or credit card) doesn’t allow donors to specifically designate their gift.  If you opt to donate to our “Table Furnishing” campaign online, please send us an email at info@roomforall.com to let us know that it’s for conference underwriting, and the…

Progress Report

Thank you to the fourteen individuals/groups who have already contributed to “Table Furnishing,” our 2013 conference underwriting campaign.  Even if you’re not able to attend “Making Room for All 2013” (but we hope you are!), your gift in any amount will make it possible for students at RCA or CRC colleges and seminaries to attend…