Dear Friends of RfA: A few months ago, RfA released a short film, “Room for Me?” In it, twenty-six LGBTQ people in the Reformed Church in America consider questions about their lives, their faith, and their hopes for the RCA. Their responses are inspiring, painful, gracious and challenging. We had long conversations about how to…Details
We’re excited to announce that RfA will co-sponsor a BIC workshop Friday evening & Saturday, Oct. 17 & 18, 2014 at Incarnate Word Lutheran Church in Rochester, NY. Mark your calendar, stay tuned for registration info, and check here for information about these inspiring and equipping events to effect greater inclusiveness throughout the church!
As of July 17, 2014, nineteen U.S. states have the freedom to marry for same-gender couples: CA, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, plus the District of Columbia. In an additional fourteen states, judges have issued rulings in favor of the freedom to…Details
What a gift it was to have several members of the Room for All board present at General Synod 2014! Graceful engagement was alive and well around delegate tables, dining tables, and certainly at the Lord’s table. There is much to celebrate! A highlight was the lunch reception held at Second Reformed Church after Sunday…Details
RfA is in West Michigan this week, meeting with pastors, supporters and other area RCA members who are interested to learn more about us. We’re anticipating a great turnout at “Room for All RCA: Who, Why, Why” at the Park Theater on Wednesday evening, June 4th at 7 PM.
We’re pleased to announce that once again Room for All will host a free lunch reception during General Synod, an opportunity to meet other supporters and Board members and learn more about RfA’s ministry. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 15th, from 11:30 AM – 1 PM at Second Reformed Church in…Details
“Room for All RCA: Who, What, Why” is set for Wednesday evening, June 4th at 7 PM at the historic Park Theater in Holland, MI. Whether you agree with RfA’s mission, aren’t sure, or disagree, this is an open-to-all opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and engage in conversation with our executive director and area…Details
The responses to “Room for Me?” are pouring in – thank you! Our hope and prayer is that the participants’ transparent stories, faith, and words of loving challenge to the Reformed Church in America will fall on good soil and take root.
“Room for Me?” has been a months-long project, interviewing LGBTQ people in the Reformed Church in America. The trailer was an inspiring intro to the complete 15+ minute film that’s coming to our website Thursday, May 15th. It’s been a humbling and confirming project from beginning to end, and we can’t wait to share it with you,…Details
Sometimes resources come along that must be shared. Based on his one-person play, theatrical performance activist Peterson Toscano unearths transgender Bible characters – those people who do not fit in the gender binary – and who, in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible’s most important stories. The…Details
The April 2014 newsletter is here! The number of responses we received within an hour regarding a broken link tell us that you’re reading what we send! Thank you, and thanks to those who notified us. This is the second newsletter in a new format. Based on your feedback, we will continue to create a…Details
“Christ in the LGBTQ Community: An Open Conversation” will take place on Friday evening, April 25 (7 – 9 PM) and Saturday, April 26 (9 AM – 5 PM) at the Reformed Church of Metuchen NJ. Co-sponsored by the Justice and Mercy committee of the Classis of New Brunswick, the ecumenical event will include workshops,…Details