Building an Inclusive Church Training

Do you want to explore ways to widen your congregation’s welcome to LGBT persons and families? We’re delighted to announce two new BIC workshops, to take place April 19-20 at The Reformed Church of Metuchen, NJ and May 3-4 at The Reformed Church of New Paltz, NY. Contact us with questions; registration will be available…

Here’s the latest RfA newsletter

The gathering theme of the Winter 2013 issue is “Ways Forward.”  Read a reflection on the R-28 task force, a pastor’s story of exile and new life, a review of Justin Lee’s new book, “Torn,” plans for the 2013 national conference, new “Building an Inclusive Church” workshops and much more.  Help us share this resource…

Ecumenical Service of Celebration

Room for All is delighted to be part of the GLBT Celebration – Communion – Compassion event taking place on Saturday, February 9th at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ.  Networking at 6 pm, Worship at 7 pm, Reception at 8:30 pm. The event will mark the great progress that has been made toward…

New Board Members

The RfA Board welcomes new members Carl Haan, Tricia Sheffield and Cameron Van Kooten to three-year terms; read about them here. We also offer our sincere gratitude to outgoing members Cyndi Boertje, Tom Goodhart and David Van Heest, all of whom have offered significant energy and unique gifts to this ministry for six years. Thank…

Service of Celebration – Feb. 9th, 2013

Celebration, Communion, Compassion!  Great progress has been made toward the inclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people in many mainline Christian denominations. Come and join people of faith who will gather to celebrate these accomplishments and support those who continue to struggle. We will celebrate our Christian faith, share together in communion, and express…

Norm Kansfield Interviewed by NPR

Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield, whose trial at the 2005 meeting of the RCA’s General Synod ultimately resulted in the founding of Room for All, was featured in an interview which aired Sunday, November 27th, 2012 on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”  Here is a link to listen to the interview and read the transcript. …

Fall 2012 Newsletter

Here is the latest issue of the RfA newsletter. You’ll find a report and pictures of our fall “Building an Inclusive Church” trainings, along with resource suggestions and moving articles by two guest writers. Please help us by forwarding the newsletter to your family and friends.

Pella Training Event Fully Registered!

We’re sorry (and grateful!) that we have had to close registration for the “Building an Inclusive Church” training this weekend in Pella, Iowa due to space limitations. If you missed the round of BICs this fall, be aware that we’ll be scheduling more opportunities in 2013. If you would like us to come to your…