Spring Newsletter Features RfA 10th Anniversary

Today’s newsletter highlights RfA’s 10th anniversary, and ways that you can help us celebrate: a video, a written reflection, a photograph, your presence at our national conference in October, a contribution. Help us to look back in gratitude, forward in faith as we continue our ministry for the welcome and full affirmation of people of…

BIC Training

Building an Inclusive Church Opportunities

We’re pleased that our Executive Director will be co-leading a “Building an Inclusive Church” one-day workshop in San Carlos, California on March 14th, and also want to highlight all the other BIC trainings that are scheduled by our ecumenical colleagues in the coming months.  These workshops are wonderful opportunities to learn how to widen your…

Pond(s) Ripples

Nearly a year ago, we were pleased to announce that Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland, NJ had joined the roster of Room for All churches.  Like other congregations who journey through this important decision-making process, Ponds’ conversation around becoming publicly LGBTQ inclusive was framed within their own unique context; in their case, a history of broad…

Introducing New Board!

2015 has already begun to be a year of wonderful growth for RfA! We had previously announced the addition of three new people to our Board, and today are pleased to update our website with this addition. Eric Lawrence, Rev. Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell and Rev. Annie Reilly bring a wide array of gifts to our organization,…

Celebrating New Staff & Board

At its annual meeting today, the Room for All Board of Directors expressed our gratitude to outgoing Board members.  Eric Johnson and Jan Koopman have served for two terms (six years), investing countless hours on behalf of RfA’s mission for full LGBTQ inclusion in the Reformed Church in America.  Rob Sweeney has served for one…

Introducing the RfA Community Coordinator

Room for All is delighted to announce that our year-long process of prioritizing, interviewing and prayerful listening has culminated in the selection of Cameron Van Kooten to be RfA’s first Community Coordinator!  Cameron is rooted in the Reformed Church in America, and is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa, where his multi-faceted studies…

Visited and Blessed

If you haven’t signed up to receive RfA’s occasional e-newsletter, you may read our mail here: VISITED AND BLESSED: Reflections from RfA’s Executive Director I’m in my church choir. A few weeks ago, we sang a favorite Thanksgiving anthem, “Thou Visitest the Earth,” based on Psalm 65. The melody dances light on its feet, and the (modernized) lyrics are one…

Keynote Video is Up!

If you missed RfA’s “Celebrating the Vision” dinner in Hudsonville, MI, we’re pleased that the video of the keynote address is now available in the “Featured Videos” section at the bottom of our homepage.  Audio glitches in the original videography have slowed this process down, but we’re working on posting the other pieces of the…

Tuesday or Any Day

Tomorrow’s been dubbed as “Giving Tuesday,” a “global day dedicated to giving back… to celebrate generosity and to give” to organizations or charities that represent your values. The truth is, RfA’s supporters have already been very generous this year, and we’re grateful.  So we’re not jumping on the social media bandwagon for the day, but…