News from AllianceQ: January 2021

January O&A anniversaries!

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with a January anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all:
  • Welcome Table Christian Church (Seattle, WA) January 1
  • United Disciples Fellowship (San Jose, CA) January 1
  • Redding First Christian Church (Redding, CA) January 1
  • United Christian Church (Renton, WA) January 1
  • All Pilgrims Christian Church (Seattle, WA) January 1
  • Seeker’s Harbor Faith Community (Billings, MT) January 1
  • United Church of the Valley (Murrieta, CA) January 1
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Carbondale (Carbondale, IL) January 1
  • Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Lexington, KY) January 1
  • First Christian Church (St. Joseph, MO) January 1
  • Maumelle Community Christian Church (Maumelle, AR) January 10
  • Heights Christian Church (Houston, TX) January 12
  • Ramona Avenue Christian Church – Disciples of Christ (DOC) (La Verne, CA) January 14
  • First Christian Church (DOC), Colorado Springs, CO January 17
  • Fireside Christian Church (Denver, CO) January 19
  • New Union Christian Church, Disciples of Christ (Versailles, KY) January 20
  • All Souls Bethlehem Church (Brooklyn, NY) January 24
  • Pacific Beach Christian Church (San Diego, CA) January 29
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eugene (Eugene, OR) January 30
  • Beloved San Diego (San Diego, CA) January 31
May you continue living into your identity as Open & Affirming. If our records are incorrect or your church is not listed, please let us know. If you want information about and support for the welcoming journey, contact Melissa@disciplesallianceq.org.
In this new year may we all renew our commitments to building a just and inclusive church.

Virtual Building an Inclusive Church Trainings happening now

A Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your faith community to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations. The training empowers congregations to create a grace-filled process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for the needs of each community.

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, you will be equipped to deepen relationships throughout your faith community rather than spark debate or division. The Toolkit is an ecumenical resource with best practices, in its third edition developed by numerous Welcoming Church partners. Full details and training dates here: http://disciplesallianceq.org/bic-trainings/