“Body & Soul” Release Date

Coming soon!  “Body and Soul:  We Belong,” RfA’s new video resource that examines central themes of Reformed faith as they pertain to LGBTQ inclusiveness, will be available on RfA’s website on March 1st, either as a free download or a for-purchase DVD.  A 6-session discussion guide is included. The seed for the project was planted…

A Clergy Responds

Thanks to Rev. Cari Keith for her new contribution to our Resources section. “A Clergy Responds” explores scriptural passages sometimes used to challenge LGBTQ welcome and affirmation in communities of faith, and includes a helpful bibliography.

What a Weekend!

The room was packed at an RfA-led BIC workshop in Columbus this weekend.  The energy, honesty, and passion for an inclusive church were an inspiration to experience!  Wondering what you missed?  See you in Scarsdale NY April  11 & 12!

Holy Blueprint

What is built up by breaking down?   “Building an Inclusive Church” workshops explore how removing walls based on sexual identity or gender expression can help a congregation to more fully reflect who we already are in Jesus Christ – God’s beloved community where all are truly welcome.  As an RfA song has it, “God’s love…

Want to Become an Inclusive Church?

A fine group of registrations have come in for the “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop in Columbus in a few weeks!  If you’ve been intending to sign up, the deadline is this Friday.  Looking ahead, RfA will also be co-training at the BIC in Scarsdale NY in April.  All the info about these and other…

New Conference Page

The brand new “Making Room for All 2013” page is bursting with samples of our latest national conference!  You’ll find a full menu of videos, audio, photos, reactions, information about purchasing prints and other items that feature the collaborative art response, and much more. We hope you’ll be inspired to share the page widely.  See…

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Hope Church in Holland, Michigan for placing the highest bid for the collaborative painting created by artist Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.”  Hope Church is a “Room for All” congregation, and we’re delighted that the painting will have a permanent home in West Michigan!

Body & Soul: We Belong

For almost a year, a subcommittee of the Room for All board has been working with Paul Genzink at Parachute Productions on an exciting new video resource that seeks to respond to Reformed folk who are genuinely searching for a place to stand in the church’s conversations about same-sex relationships, and welcoming people of all…

Two More Days…

…until the end of our online auction for the collaborative painting by Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.”  The highest bid by midnight on January 31st takes it – framed and ready to hang!