Congratulations to Hope Church in Holland, Michigan for placing the highest bid for the collaborative painting created by artist Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.” Hope Church is a “Room for All” congregation, and we’re delighted that the painting will have a permanent home in West Michigan!
For almost a year, a subcommittee of the Room for All board has been working with Paul Genzink at Parachute Productions on an exciting new video resource that seeks to respond to Reformed folk who are genuinely searching for a place to stand in the church’s conversations about same-sex relationships, and welcoming people of all…Details
…until the end of our online auction for the collaborative painting by Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.” The highest bid by midnight on January 31st takes it – framed and ready to hang!
In Room for All, we believe that the Gospel compels us to welcome and affirm Christ-followers of all sexual identities and gender expressions. So we decided to invite the reflections of some LGBTQ Christians in Reformed Church settings. Here’s a sample of what’s coming in May: [space]Details
“Building an Inclusive Church” workshops are designed for local church members and pastors who want to begin to explore ways to widen their congregation’s welcome and affirmation of LGBTQ people. You will gain skills in relationship-building, graceful engagement, framing the conversation, how to engage around Scripture, and more. RfA will co-sponsor ecumenical BIC events in…Details
We’re halfway through the online auction for the “Making Room for All 2013” conference painting! Bids close on January 31st at midnight. Click the link on our homepage to be taken to the auction, see where the bidding stands, and enter yours!
The BIC workshop in Columbus, Ohio is coming up Feb. 21 and 22. Room for All will share leadership with Tim Feiertag, our colleague from the ELCA’s welcoming program. These workshops are designed to meet you at your congregation’s unique context, wherever you are on the journey toward opening your church’s doors and heart to…Details
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.