Congratulations to the First Reformed Church of Hudson, NY for being the 20th congregation in the Reformed Church in America to join the roster of welcoming and affirming “Room for All Churches.” We are grateful for their witness! This will get you started in learning more about how to become a rostered church.
The Room for All Board is grateful to all who have reached out to us since the 2012 General Synod meeting, particularly in response to Recommendation 56, regarding homosexuality. Some continue to ask whether – and how – RfA’s ministry will change as a result. We affirm that which we have already stated, that the…Details
West Michigan Room for All meeting: Sunday, August 12, 6-8 pm at the home of Jan Koopman, 1602 Mackinaw Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, for the purpose of mutual encouragement, news of inclusive ministries, and looking ahead in our congregational and classis contexts. Please RSVP: email@example.com.Details
The Long Island regional Room for All group will meet on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 4:00pm at St. Paul’s Reformed Church, North Babylon. This will be an opportunity for us to meet and fellowship with others desiring to advance the work of full inclusion in the Reformed Church in America. For information please contact…Details
Friends & Partners in Ministry,This past Monday the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America passed a recommendation that speaks directly to Room for All’s mission to advocate for the full participation of LGBT members and allies in the life and ministry of the RCA. The recommendation declared, “that homosexual behavior is a sin…Details
Room for All is proud to be a covenant partner with the Room for All Christian Camp, a ministry of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ. THANK YOU to our readers who caught an error in the earlier version of the brochure for the Camp. here is the new brochure. If you know of an…Details
Rev. Pamela Pater-Ennis, an ordained minister in the RCA, a licensed clinical social worker, and a Room for All supporter, is conducting a research project for which she has asked for our help. If you are a lesbian pastor serving an RCA congregation, or a lesbian seminary student, please consider contacting Rev. Ennis to be…Details
RfA was given a sermon delivered at the Reformed Church of New Paltz, New York shortly before that congregation voted in May, 2012 to become a rostered “Room for All Church.” The preacher was Karl O. Budmen, an elder on the RCNP consistory. Check out the sermon here, as well as others in our Resource…Details
Do you know of an LGBTQ teen who would benefit from exploring questions of faith in an affirming environment? Please help us spread the word about the Room for All Christian Camp! here is a brochure with all the details. Financial help is available for this amazing opportunity offered by the Reformed Church of Highland…Details
If you’re thinking about attending a “Building an Inclusive Church” training and want a preview, our colleagues at IWR will offer a webinar on graceful engagement, the art of initiating one-on-one conversation about LGBT inclusion in the church. June 12, 7 pm CDT. The webinar is free; register at http://www.welcomingresources.org./communityorg.htm.
We’re excited to announce that registration for all three fall “Building an Inclusive Church” trainings is now open! Go to http://www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm for logistics info and to register for Oakland NJ (Sept. 13-15), Grand Rapids MI (Oct. 25-27) or Pella, IA (Nov. 8-10).
Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm the Room for All Mid-Hudson regional chapter will host a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield and his wife, Mary. The Kansfields will reflect on their experiences of how “all things work for good for those who love God” within the context of overcoming adversity while following God’s…Details