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
Room for All is grateful to the Rev. Carl Kleis, a retired RCA pastor and former RfA Board member, for the gift that he gave to the church and to the Classis of Delaware-Raritan at their May 8th, 2012 meeting. At the end of the meeting, Carl asked for the privilege of the floor, and…Details
The Room for All Christian Camp, a ministry for LGBTQ high school students in search of God, has a new brochure and is now accepting applications for this year’s camp on August 19-25. The camp is a ministry of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, and Room for All has a supporting covenant relationship…Details
Old Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY, joins as the 18th congregation to join the roster of “Room for All Churches” — publicly welcoming and affirming congregations in the Reformed Church in America. See the complete roster here; for more information, here’s a place to begin.
Gain skills and insights for furthering the conversation about LGBT inclusion in your congregation! Information about the BIC trainings in Oakland, NJ (Sept. 13-15) and Grand Rapids, MI (Oct. 25-27) is now available. To download flyers, and to register, go to www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm where you may print the registration form, or submit online. And if you…Details
Yet another LGBT teen suicide reminds us that teaching children about sexual orientation & gender diversity is no longer an option; it is imperative at home AND in church. A wonderful resource is available to help in both settings, “All God’s Children,” by Melany Burrill. It’s available at Amazon for $7, but you can get…Details
People of faith in Iowa are grieving over the suicide of another gay teen, this time in their own state. The Room for All regional group in Pella will be meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm in the meeting room at the Pella public library. Although this meeting was planned weeks ago, it…Details
The registration deadline for the April 12-14 “Building an Inclusive Church” training at First Reformed Church, New Brunswick NJ has been extended to allow for those who just learned about the event. But please don’t delay! Register here.