Another rostered church!

Old Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY, joins as the 18th congregation to join the roster of “Room for All Churches” — publicly welcoming and affirming congregations in the Reformed Church in America.  See the complete roster here; for more information, here’s a place to begin.

Two More “Building an Inclusive Church” Trainings

Gain skills and insights for furthering the conversation about LGBT inclusion in your congregation!  Information about the BIC trainings in Oakland, NJ (Sept. 13-15) and Grand Rapids, MI (Oct. 25-27) is now available.  To download flyers, and to register, go to www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm where you may print the registration form, or submit online.  And if you…

Resources for Talking to Children

Yet another LGBT teen suicide reminds us that teaching children about sexual orientation & gender diversity is no longer an option; it is imperative at home AND in church. A wonderful resource is available to help in both settings, “All God’s Children,” by Melany Burrill. It’s available at Amazon for $7, but you can get…

Room for All in Pella, Iowa

People of faith in Iowa are grieving over the suicide of another gay teen, this time in their own state. The Room for All regional group in Pella will be meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm in the meeting room at the Pella public library. Although this meeting was planned weeks ago, it…

Deadline extended

The registration deadline for the April 12-14 “Building an Inclusive Church” training at First Reformed Church, New Brunswick NJ has been extended to allow for those who just learned about the event. But please don’t delay! Register here.

Honoring Past Board Members

As RfA regretfully accepted Rev. Adriene Thorne’s recent need to step down from the RfA Board of Directors in order to faithfully attend to her pastoral and family commitments, we are mindful of all of our past Board members who have helped shape our organization and who continue to support our ministry in countless ways.…

Great News about BIC Trainings

Great news! IWR has extended the registration deadline for the April 12-14 BIC training in New Brunswick, NJ. But in order to finalize the hospitality details, we ask interested persons not to delay. Please go to www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm to register asap. Also, we’re getting close to beginning registration for three more trainings: September in Oakland, NJ,…

Registration Deadline Approaching

April 2nd is the last day to register for the “Building an Inclusive Church” training event in New Brunswick, NJ on April 12-14. Join with others who want to explore ways to foster dialogue about LGBT inclusion in your congregation. You may register online at www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm, or go to that link to print out a…

New Resource for Rostered Churches

We’ve created a downloadable brochure titled, “You’re a ‘Room for All Church’ – Now What?” We like to think of it as an ever-changing resource that welcoming and affirming congregations will help us write. As your church lives out its public identity as an LGBT-inclusive community of faith, please share your best practices with us!…