Supporting LGBTQ People in Religious, Spiritual, & Mental Health Contexts

Here’s an exciting opportunity for religious leaders and mental health professionals in the metro NYC area who would like skills and tools for supporting LGBTQ people.  RfA is delighted to promote the work of our colleagues at Believe Out Loud, Intersections International, and the Blanton Peale Institute (where RfA’s founding co-president, Rev. Shari K. Brink, is the…

Summer Sprint

Summer is usually a time to slow down the pace.  Not so for Room for All in this tenth anniversary year! We’re in the home stretch of planning for our 10th Anniversary national conference, managing the registrations that have already come in, inviting and acknowledging the gifts you’ve given to underwrite the conference, preparing a…

Milestones

We’ve been thinking a lot about milestones in the last couple of weeks. For starters, RfA offered the first LGBTQ-inclusive worship service during General Synod – a truly joyful and sacramental act of praise. Although we weren’t able to hold it on the campus of Trinity Christian College, a nearby Christian high school welcomed us…

An Event to Mark our Beginning!

What:  Launching our 10th Anniversary with a Celebration Dinner When:  Monday, June 22nd, 6 PM Where:  Schenectady, NY Room for All traces our beginnings to the Reformed Church General Synod meeting in June, 2005 in Schenectady, New York; specifically, the ecclesiastical trial of Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield for having presided at the same-gender marriage of…

“How We Move Forward”

RfA Board member Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell has written a thoughtful and, some might say, provocative post on “The Twelve.”  He envisions a time in the not-too-distant future when, “Graciously, change is coming for us all” in the church’s stance on LGBTQ inclusion.  But how will we get there? “Increasingly, I am becoming aware that the discussion…