We’ve added a conference response:

We’re compiling the evaluations from the 2011 national conference, and will be posting more soon.  However, we think you’ll be moved by a response written by Hope College student Mallory Timmer Response to 2011 conference by M. Timmer Check out more on the National Conferences page, including the story of the stole!

ANOTHER CHURCH, ANOTHER REGIONAL GROUP!

Check out our “Welcoming and Affirming” pages!  The “Room for All Churches” roster is up to 12,  thanks to the addition of the Allwood Community Church, Clifton, NJ.   We celebrate this news with their pastor, Rev. Carolyn Keith, their consistory and congregation! We’ve also received word that the Oct. 30 gathering of supporters in No.…

ELEVEN ON THE ROSTER!

WE WELCOME THE FIRST CHURCH IN ALBANY to the roster of “Room for All Churches!”  For a look at their process toward becoming Welcoming and Affirming, and a copy of their congregational statement, see First Church in Albany Statement & Process.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

OUR HEARTS ARE FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AFTER “MAKING ROOM FOR ALL: 2011.” WHAT AN AMAZING, INSPIRING AND HEALING EXPERIENCE! Thank you to Central Reformed Church staff and volunteers for welcoming us unconditionally and wholeheartedly to their beautiful facility.  They seemed to anticipate our needs before we asked, and communicated in tangible and intangible ways, “In…

ANOTHER ONE FOR THE ROSTER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH, Colonie, NY for being the 10th addition to the roster of “Room for All Churches.” To learn more about this exciting initiative, and how your congregation can join, see the “Welcoming and Affirming” page and sub-pages.

LAST CALL FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE!

Live in West Michigan?  You can still register for the national conference as a commuter without meals – only $30!  If you can’t make the whole conference, all are welcome at the two plenary sessions:  Opening worship on Thursday evening Oct. 27 at 7 pm, and on Friday Oct. 28 at 7 pm, the West…

REGIONAL GROUPS SUPPORT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Room for All Regional Groups exist for a variety of good reasons:  They provide safe space and support for local LGBT folks, friends and families; they offer opportunities for networking with colleagues in LGBT inclusion-related work; they are sources of information and resources.  But more and more, our regional groups  are turning to another vital…