The Long Island region RfA group will be meeting on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 4:00pm at St. Paul’s Reformed Church in North Babylon. Come and meet with others who want to nurture LGBT inclusiveness in their congregational context. This group is making plans to host an exhibit of “We Have Faith,” a photo/story display…Details
Thanks to Matt and Rev. Emily Ratering-Youngberg, who have revised the print format for their song, “God’s Love is Wide” to make it more user-friendly. Matt and Emily gave the song to Room for All awhile back, and it has been used at various RfA occasions in the months since. Links to the songsheet and…Details
New Utrecht Reformed Church, Brooklyn recently became the 21st RCA congregation to join the roster of “Room for All Churches.” These Reformed Church in America faith communities intentionally and joyfully welcome and affirm persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We give thanks to God for their public witness.
Thanks be to God for the group of advocates for LGBT inclusiveness who gathered in Oakland, New Jersey last weekend. Their hunger to learn, to share their experiences, and to further commit to the welcome and affirmation of LGBT persons in their congregations was palpable and contagious. Further, participants from RCA congregations shared a deeply…Details
Here is the latest issue of the Room for All Newsletter, which includes a focus article, “So Now What?” responding to some of the questions that have been asked about the polity implications of the recently approved General Synod Recommendation 56.
RfA doesn’t usually comment on LGBT-related reports in the national news media, and the current controversy over the public anti-gay marriage statement by the CEO of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain is no exception. However, when one of our supporters shared the recent letter that he sent to the chain’s CEO, we asked permission to post…Details
Room for All is proud to be a co-sponsor of a new traveling photo/text exhibit from the Family Diversity Project. “We Have Faith” features LGBT clergy and people of faith who are serving faith communities across the country. Those who attended the 2011 “Making Room for All” national conference will remember the impact of the…Details
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.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