Trans*? MAAB? Binary? Femme? Terms and acronyms in RfA’s line of work can very quickly get confusing and overwhelming! In the Winter 2012 issue of the RfA newsletter, founding Board member Rev. Stacey Midge published an article along with a helpful glossary of terms. Three years later, it’s amazing how much has changed across the…Details
2015 has already begun to be a year of wonderful growth for RfA! We had previously announced the addition of three new people to our Board, and today are pleased to update our website with this addition. Eric Lawrence, Rev. Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell and Rev. Annie Reilly bring a wide array of gifts to our organization,…Details
At its annual meeting today, the Room for All Board of Directors expressed our gratitude to outgoing Board members. Eric Johnson and Jan Koopman have served for two terms (six years), investing countless hours on behalf of RfA’s mission for full LGBTQ inclusion in the Reformed Church in America. Rob Sweeney has served for one…Details
Room for All is delighted to announce that our year-long process of prioritizing, interviewing and prayerful listening has culminated in the selection of Cameron Van Kooten to be RfA’s first Community Coordinator! Cameron is rooted in the Reformed Church in America, and is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa, where his multi-faceted studies…Details
If you haven’t signed up to receive RfA’s occasional e-newsletter, you may read our mail here: VISITED AND BLESSED: Reflections from RfA’s Executive Director I’m in my church choir. A few weeks ago, we sang a favorite Thanksgiving anthem, “Thou Visitest the Earth,” based on Psalm 65. The melody dances light on its feet, and the (modernized) lyrics are one…Details
If you missed RfA’s “Celebrating the Vision” dinner in Hudsonville, MI, we’re pleased that the video of the keynote address is now available in the “Featured Videos” section at the bottom of our homepage. Audio glitches in the original videography have slowed this process down, but we’re working on posting the other pieces of the…Details
Tomorrow’s been dubbed as “Giving Tuesday,” a “global day dedicated to giving back… to celebrate generosity and to give” to organizations or charities that represent your values. The truth is, RfA’s supporters have already been very generous this year, and we’re grateful. So we’re not jumping on the social media bandwagon for the day, but…Details
…of our response to the hard work, wonderful turnout, and generous contributions of time, talents and treasure that made the week of October 26 such a high point for Room for All. The ballroom at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI was full of supporters and guests who came out on October 28th to celebrate…Details
The student newspaper at Northwestern College, The Beacon, has interviewed members of the student body, faculty and administration regarding the “Scripture, Science & Story” symposium coming a week from now. We appreciate the coverage, and look forward to a great turnout. Don’t forget to sign up so we can feed you and seat you!
Here’s the link for our latest newsletter, highlighting events, deadlines, and opportunities to partner in our mission for LGBTQ inclusiveness in the RCA.
If you live in NW Iowa or know someone who does, here’s the info again about the Nov. 1 symposium, “Building an Inclusive Community: Scripture, Science & Story.” Remember that you do need to register, and that lunch is included. The event is free, but there will be a free-will offering.