The presence of – and support from – an ever-increasing cadre of RCA members who favor LGBT inclusion was clearly evident at the 2011 General Synod. Many thanks to all who came to our gathering, who gave feedback about our work, who signed up for our mailings, and who spoke on behalf of our efforts…
October 27-29, 2011 is the date for our second national gathering, “Making Room for All: 2011” to be held at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Registration information will follow soon, but mark your calendar for a thoughtful keynote speaker, 6 great workshops, informative plenary sessions, inspiring worship and much more!
The next meeting of the new Mid-Hudson regional group is Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 pm at Old Dutch Church in Kingston. The guest will be Sister Carol Perry, Bible scholar, blogger and amazing speaker from Marble Collegiate Church. All are welcome!
The second gathering of the Mid-Hudson RfA regional group will take place on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm at Old Dutch church in Kingston. All are welcome!
On Tuesday evening, May 10th, the Presbyterian Church (USA) garnered enough votes to ratify Amendment 10A, thereby removing official barriers to LGBT full inclusion in our sister denomination. For Room for All’s response to this historic vote, go to the home page of the Institute for Welcoming Resources: www.welcomingresources.org.
The spring issue of the Room for All newsletter is now available. This, along with past issues, can be found by clicking on the “RfA Newsletters” link in the left-hand column.
CONGRATULATIONS to St. Paul’s Reformed Church in North Babylon, NY! After a careful process of discussions, Bible studies and a final congregational meeting, the Consistory has voted to officially declare St. Paul’s a Welcoming and Affirming church. Thanks be to God!
Rev. Norman Kansfield has written a letter to Hope College President James Bultman and the Hope trustees in response to the College’s recent statement on human sexuality— a document which, he believes, “seriously undercuts Hope College’s stated Mission; it short-changes the College’s teaching and research heritage, and it misrepresents the Reformed tradition.” Norman’s response is…
Another new Room for All regional group is forming, this time in northern New Jersey! The first meeting will be Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. at Ponds Reformed Church, 341 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland. Come and support the growing movement for LGBT inclusion in the RCA! For further information, contact Bob Mutch at email@example.com.