General Synod Action 2012

Friends & Partners in Ministry,This past Monday the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America passed a recommendation that speaks directly to Room for All’s mission to advocate for the full participation of LGBT members and allies in the life and ministry of the RCA.  The recommendation declared, “that homosexual behavior is a sin…

Corrected Camp Brochure

Room for All is proud to be a covenant partner with the Room for All Christian Camp, a ministry of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ.  THANK YOU to our readers who caught an error in the earlier version of the brochure for the Camp.  here is the new brochure.  If you know of an…

Lesbian Clergy Research Project

Rev. Pamela Pater-Ennis, an ordained minister in the RCA, a licensed clinical social worker, and a Room for All supporter, is conducting a research project for which she has asked for our help.  If you are a lesbian pastor serving an RCA congregation, or a lesbian seminary student, please consider contacting Rev. Ennis to be…

New Sermon Resource

RfA was given a sermon delivered at the Reformed Church of New Paltz, New York shortly before that congregation voted in May, 2012 to become a rostered “Room for All Church.”  The preacher was Karl O. Budmen, an elder on the RCNP consistory.  Check out the sermon here, as well as others in our Resource…

Room for All Christian Camp

Do you know of an LGBTQ teen who would benefit from exploring questions of faith in an affirming environment? Please help us spread the word about the Room for All Christian Camp! here is a brochure with all the details. Financial help is available for this amazing opportunity offered by the Reformed Church of Highland…

Graceful Engagement Webinar

If you’re thinking about attending a “Building an Inclusive Church” training and want a preview, our colleagues at IWR will offer a webinar on graceful engagement, the art of initiating one-on-one conversation about LGBT inclusion in the church. June 12, 7 pm CDT. The webinar is free; register at http://www.welcomingresources.org./communityorg.htm.

Mid-Hudson Group Hosts Norm & Mary Kansfield

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm the Room for All Mid-Hudson regional chapter will host a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield and his wife, Mary. The Kansfields will reflect on their experiences of how “all things work for good for those who love God” within the context of overcoming adversity while following God’s…

Gift from a Faithful Pastor

Room for All is grateful to the Rev. Carl Kleis, a retired RCA pastor and former RfA Board member, for the gift that he gave to the church and to the Classis of Delaware-Raritan at their May 8th, 2012 meeting.  At the end of the meeting, Carl asked for the privilege of the floor, and…

Room for All Christian Camp Brochure

The Room for All Christian Camp, a ministry for LGBTQ high school students in search of God, has a new brochure and is now accepting applications for this year’s camp on August 19-25.   The camp is a ministry of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, and Room for All has a supporting covenant relationship…