In addition to the opportunity to place a bid for the original conference painting by Joel Schoon-Tanis, we have now updated the information on how to order prints, note cards and other items that feature the painting. You can follow a link to browse a catalog with products and prices, but you still need to…Details
One of the tasks in which I’m privileged to participate as Room for All’s director is meeting with our bookkeeper and treasurer to work on the annual budget, an activity that usually involves several hours of number-crunching. No, I’m definitely not an accountant. Why, then, is this a privilege? Because it’s a chance to look…Details
The painting created at our national conference is up for bid! The online auction will run through the month of January – check out the slider at our website, and you’ll be guided through the process.
If you attended “Making Room for All 2013” in October, or if you’ve visited Room for All’s Facebook page, you’ve seen the colorful collaborative art response that was created by conference participants and then brought together and painted into by artist Joel Schoon-Tanis. The result is a beautiful and inspiring representation of our collective vision…Details
We celebrate with the congregation of the Flatbush Reformed Church in Brooklyn, NY, for their consistory’s decision to join the roster of “Room for All Churches,” those RCA congregations (now 24) that wish to be publicly known for their full affirmation and welcome of people of all sexual identities and gender expressions.
We all get appeals at this time of year, but we’re guessing this one is unique. Your support for Room for All will help us work toward that day that Rob Sweeney describes! In eager anticipation, we say “Thank you.”
In response to trends in the ecumenical welcoming church movement, along with listening to RCA churches who are exploring what it might mean to publicly identify as a welcoming and affirming congregation, we have adapted the process for becoming a “Room for All” church. We invite you to select the “Welcoming & Affirming Congregations” drop-down…Details
Full evaluations and photos are yet to come, and reflections need time to form. We’ll share all of these and more as they emerge, but for a beginning, there’s this… “Spent today at an amazing conference called Room for All. I am a beautiful mess after attending. I am wrecked, in a good way. God,…Details
Thanks for the feedback! Here’s the schedule for the RfA conference next week: Thursday, October 24 3:30 Opening Reception with refreshments, exhibits and book table 5:30 Dinner 7:00 Opening Worship Friday, October 25 7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 Plenary Session 1– Panel: “The RCA and Same-Sex Relationships” – General Secretaries Emeriti Wesley…Details
Here’s an article about our upcoming conference that appeared in a local W. Michigan paper. If you live in the Grand Rapids area, we hope you’ll join us for the two events that are free and open to the public during the conference!
Registration for “Making Room for All 2013” closed as of yesterday, and we’re no longer able to accept registrations that include meals or housing. However, it’s still possible for walk-ins to join us and pay-per-workshop. Send us an email at email@example.com, or simply come on Oct. 24 and we’ll settle up then. Also, be aware…Details
Sign-ups are still coming in for “Making Room for All: 2013,” but we regret that the opportunities for travel scholarships, housing at the conference hotel and local host homes have now closed. However, registration for the conference w/meals is open until Oct. 15, so there’s still time! If you live near Grand Rapids but can’t…Details