Two important national conference workshops were inadvertently omitted in the RfA Newsletter that was circulated yesterday. Our sincere apologies to Dr. JamieAnn Meyers, who will offer a workshop on bisexual and transgender identities, and Dr. David Myers, whose workshop on the science and future of sexual orientation will also be offered as advertised. For full…Details
Here’s the latest issue of the RfA newsletter, which has been corrected to include two unfortunate omissions in the first version. The issue contains everything you need to know about the national conference, a personal reflection on marriage vows and General Synod, a review of Jeff Chu’s book, “Does Jesus Really Love Me?” and more. …Details
One of the strengths of RfA’s national conferences is the diversity of participants, including a wide geographical representation. If you want to come to “Making Room for All 2013” but can’t afford the airfare, there are still travel scholarships available to Grand Rapids. But don’t delay! When you complete your registration you will receive an…Details
A beautiful new poster brochure with complete registration information for “Making Room for All 2013” was mailed today to RfA churches and over 300 of our supporters, but we know there are holes in our snail-mail list! If you haven’t received a copy by the end of the week, call us at 201-364-4538 or email…Details
Accolades are pouring in for the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel, the Institute for Welcoming Resources and Faith Work Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, who has announced her departure from the Task Force as of September. Leaders from across the spectrum of national and ecumenical LGBTQ advocacy organizations hail Voelkel as “an…Details
The Institute for Welcoming Resources has just released the completely updated version of “Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit.” The document builds upon the work of many colleagues in the ecumenical welcoming church programs, and is the foundation for BIC workshops. Whether you’re already a welcoming church or just starting to consider what that…Details
Thanks to the generous supporter who made us aware that donating via our website (PayPal or credit card) doesn’t allow donors to specifically designate their gift. If you opt to donate to our “Table Furnishing” campaign online, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that it’s for conference underwriting, and the…Details
Thank you to the fourteen individuals/groups who have already contributed to “Table Furnishing,” our 2013 conference underwriting campaign. Even if you’re not able to attend “Making Room for All 2013” (but we hope you are!), your gift in any amount will make it possible for students at RCA or CRC colleges and seminaries to attend…Details
Online registration for “Making Room for All 2013” will begin on Monday, July 15th at http://www.regonline.com/makingroomforall2013. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains information about need-based travel scholarships. Also, here is detailed information about speakers and workshops. Mail-in registration will also be available soon, along with a publicity brochure & poster.
Thank you to those RfA supporters who are delegates at General Synod, and who have come up to us with checks in hand in response to our appeal for underwriting the 2013 national conference. What a wonderful gift in the context of an RCA gathering! We have distributed many RfA pins and other materials, and…Details
“TABLE FURNISHING” RfA National Conference Underwriting Campaign Everyone who seeks to follow Jesus deserves to be welcomed in the Body of Christ, at the Table of Christ. Participants at Room for All’s national conferences come to the Lord’s Table with the full spectrum of Christ-followers, a sacramental enactment of God’s radical welcome that some have…Details
When you register for “Making Room for All 2013” you’ll be able to select up to three workshops. Registration will be open soon, but you may need some time to weigh your options. Here are workshop descriptions and presenters.