Here’s an exciting opportunity for religious leaders and mental health professionals in the metro NYC area who would like skills and tools for supporting LGBTQ people. RfA is delighted to promote the work of our colleagues at Believe Out Loud, Intersections International, and the Blanton Peale Institute (where RfA’s founding co-president, Rev. Shari K. Brink, is the…Details
Congratulations to First Reformed Church of Little Falls, NJ for their decision to join the growing roster of Room for All Churches, congregations that publicly declare their commitment to welcome and affirm people of all sexual identities and gender expressions! They are the 29th congregation to publicly declare themselves a Room for All church! Welcome…Details
Summer is usually a time to slow down the pace. Not so for Room for All in this tenth anniversary year! We’re in the home stretch of planning for our 10th Anniversary national conference, managing the registrations that have already come in, inviting and acknowledging the gifts you’ve given to underwrite the conference, preparing a…Details
“When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.” – President Obama, speaking after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.Details
We’ve been thinking a lot about milestones in the last couple of weeks. For starters, RfA offered the first LGBTQ-inclusive worship service during General Synod – a truly joyful and sacramental act of praise. Although we weren’t able to hold it on the campus of Trinity Christian College, a nearby Christian high school welcomed us…Details
Registration for our 10th Anniversary national conference will begin next week! To start your planning, here’s a detailed description of what’s in store. New features, new workshops, an extra day… Is your calendar marked for October 22nd – 25th?
The event that will launch our 10th anniversary year is taking shape! Here is all the information about our celebration dinner: attending, underwriting, or sponsoring a table in person or across the miles. Even if you can’t be in Schenectady, NY to join us on June 22nd, we invite you to make it possible for someone…Details
What: Launching our 10th Anniversary with a Celebration Dinner When: Monday, June 22nd, 6 PM Where: Schenectady, NY Room for All traces our beginnings to the Reformed Church General Synod meeting in June, 2005 in Schenectady, New York; specifically, the ecclesiastical trial of Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield for having presided at the same-gender marriage of…Details
RfA Board member Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell has written a thoughtful and, some might say, provocative post on “The Twelve.” He envisions a time in the not-too-distant future when, “Graciously, change is coming for us all” in the church’s stance on LGBTQ inclusion. But how will we get there? “Increasingly, I am becoming aware that the discussion…Details
Congratulations to Second Reformed Church in New Brunswick, NJ for their decision to join the growing roster of Room for All Churches, congregations that publicly declare their commitment to welcome and affirm people of all sexual identities and gender expressions! They are the 28th congregation to publicly declare themselves a Room for All church!
Today’s newsletter highlights RfA’s 10th anniversary, and ways that you can help us celebrate: a video, a written reflection, a photograph, your presence at our national conference in October, a contribution. Help us to look back in gratitude, forward in faith as we continue our ministry for the welcome and full affirmation of people of…Details