Congratulations to the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, Tarrytown, NY for joining the public roster of LGBT-inclusive congregations! Here is the entire list.
RfA will sponsor a “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop on Friday evening/Saturday, November 8th & 9th, at The Community, an RCA ministry in Ada, Michigan. Online or mail-in registration forms are now posted here. These workshops are opportunities for church members and pastors to gain skills in shepherding a congregational exploration that emphasizes graceful engagement…Details
Rev. Cari Keith, an RfA Board member from Upstate NY, walked in her first Gay Pride parade last Sunday. We’ll let readers of her story decide who was more blessed by the experience: Gay Pride Parade – New Paltz, NY, June 2nd, 2013 A rainbow scarf around my neck and 100 rainbow hearts emblazoned with…Details
Plans for “Making Room for All – 2013” are nearly complete! We hope to start registrations by mid-July; in the meantime, take a look at how things are shaping up!
What’s it like for a gay Christian when his church is about to vote on becoming a “Room for All” rostered church? A year after the Reformed Church of New Paltz, NY took that vote, Kyle Pogemiller told Sunday worshipers what he experienced when that decision was being made. “As a gay Christian, I know…Details
The W. Michigan RfA regional group reminds area supporters that today at 4-6 pm Dr. James Brownson will be discussing his book, “Bible, Gender and Sexuality” at Eerdmans’ Bookstore , 2140 Oak Industrial Drive NE, Grand Rapids. The book will be available on-site at 40% off list price. On Thursday, 5/30 – 7-9pm. “Gay and…Details
The Room for All board is excited to take up the priorities which we discerned at our March 2013 strategic planning meeting. The first was to clarify our vision and mission statements. You may find those statements here, or in the “About” tab at the top of our homepage.
Sunday, May 19th, 6 pm – “Love Free or Die” film screening. See here for details. Sunday June 9th, 12 noon – RfA rostered church members, pastors, and other supporters will walk in the Albany Pride Parade. Contact 201-364-4538 for more info.
Do you sense “something” calling you toward a more LGBT-inclusive welcome in your congregation? Are there a few others who hear that voice? Chances are, your church isn’t ready to host a full “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop, but you might benefit from a mini-introduction to some of the BIC tools. RfA leaders are…Details
We’ve been waiting to announce this! “Hearts Unbound” is a new “reader’s theater” Bible study resource made available by our colleagues at the Institute for Welcoming Resources. Each session celebrates a biblical story of God’s overwhelming, radical love, challenging the binding notions of who’s “in” and “out” in God’s realm. Read more and get the…Details
RCA college students speak out for change. A provocative question at an RCA church. “Another Jesus.” A new book engages the church. These and other topics are unpacked in the latest RfA newsletter. As always, we invite you to read and share.
Here’s the info you need to get your copy of Bible, Gender, Sexuality signed by the author. Look for a review in the coming RfA Newsletter later this week.