With college students back on campuses and a new school year on the other side of the weekend, September is here! Once we settle back into that familiar rhythm, fall becomes a perfect time to begin gathering and learning more. Room for All is excited to announce a whole host of opportunities to do just that!
- In partnership with our friends at the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ, Program Manager Mitch Leet is leading an Anti-Bullying webinar on September 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM EST. We’ll discuss types of bullying, becoming an upstander, and what parents, churches and communities can do to both prevent and respond to instances of bullying at all age levels.
Register for login info at OpenandAffirming.org.
This training will be recorded and shared to the ONA Youtube Channel.
- On October 2nd, 2023, at 7:00 PM EST, Room for All will present Responding to Anti-LGBTQIA+ Rhetoric, a 2 hour virtual training designed to inform and prepare LGBTQIA+ leaders and allies for action.
Our time together will provide a background of the “Christian” movement against equal rights, and multiple tools for effective communication. This training, most importantly, offers a chance to practice responding.
All are welcome! While this training is provided at no cost to RfA rostered clergy and congregations, attendees are encouraged to make a suggested donation of $10 to support the ongoing work toward the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the life and ministry of the Reformed Church in America.
Follow this link to register now. This training will not be recorded, but individuals and groups connected with RfA can request future opportunities.
- To strengthen the bonds between fellow Room for All rostered clergy, and clergy interested in becoming more LGBTQIA+ affirming, we are hosting Quarterly Clergy Meetups via Zoom! This time together will hold space for check ins and resource sharing across the divides of classis and Regional Synods.
Follow this link to register for the inaugural meeting on October 20, 2023.
For more information on any program, to request an in-person training, or simply to get in touch, reach out to Mitch at Mitch@RoomforAll.com.