As RfA regretfully accepted Rev. Adriene Thorne’s recent need to step down from the RfA Board of Directors in order to faithfully attend to her pastoral and family commitments, we are mindful of all of our past Board members who have helped shape our organization and who continue to support our ministry in countless ways.…Details
Great news! IWR has extended the registration deadline for the April 12-14 BIC training in New Brunswick, NJ. But in order to finalize the hospitality details, we ask interested persons not to delay. Please go to www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm to register asap. Also, we’re getting close to beginning registration for three more trainings: September in Oakland, NJ,…Details
April 2nd is the last day to register for the “Building an Inclusive Church” training event in New Brunswick, NJ on April 12-14. Join with others who want to explore ways to foster dialogue about LGBT inclusion in your congregation. You may register online at www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm, or go to that link to print out a…Details
We’ve created a downloadable brochure titled, “You’re a ‘Room for All Church’ – Now What?” We like to think of it as an ever-changing resource that welcoming and affirming congregations will help us write. As your church lives out its public identity as an LGBT-inclusive community of faith, please share your best practices with us!…Details
It’s official! Here’s a flyer for a special 3-hour training event we’ve planned just for seminary students at New Brunswick Theological, Princeton Theological, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. The training will take place at Princeton Seminary on Sunday afternoon, April 15. There is no registration fee, but you do have to sign up at…Details
Exploring faith and self-identity through the performing and visual arts, painting, drawing, music, theater, movement, spoken word, film making. Room for All Christian Camp seeks to create a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth to develop community and to contemplate together their questions about life and God. Additional information, as well…Details
We believe that Room for All’s ministry is Spirit-led. Now and then, we’re blessed to witness the signs. We are grateful to the father, a pastor, who shared the story of his transformation at our 2011 national conference. Read his story here.
Thank you to Rev. Earl A. Laman for sharing the story of his family’s pain, and his sense of renewal after the congregational meeting at Hope Church regarding the roster of “Room for All Churches.” Read the story here.
Registration Update: Here is the logistical information about the BIC event to take place April 12-14 at the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, NJ. This information, along with an online or mail-in registration form, is also available at the Welcoming Resources Website website. Registrations are already coming in, so don’t delay!
It’s here! Another “Building an Inclusive Church” training event – Thursday, April 12, 1 pm- Saturday, April 14, 12 pm. at First Reformed Church of New Brunswick (NJ) Co-sponsored by Room for All (RCA), More Light Presbyterians (PCUSA) and Lutherans Concerned (ELCA) in cooperation with The Institute for Welcoming Resources. For information and to register:…Details
We rejoice over the addition of Hope Church, Holland, Michigan to our roster of “Room for All Churches,” those RCA member-congregations who are committed to being publicly welcoming and affirming of LGBT persons, their families and allies!
Here’s the Winter 2012 Newsletter. Thanks to all our contributors, this issue contains a wealth of information about our ministry of inclusion in the RCA. We draw particular attention to the article on page 6, “Implications of the RfA Roster.” As always, we need your help in circulating our newsletter; there are still lots of…Details