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.
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