News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams November 2020
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This is an election to celebrate! The Council of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance — AllianceQ elected Rev. Luther Young as Moderator and Alysha Laperche as Vice Moderator. Rev. Laura Jean Allen was elected Secretary and Eli Burton elected Treasurer. The full Council met virtually for a retreat October 18-20. From the Moderator My siblings, The … Continue reading The time is now: letters from your newly elected Moderator + Vice Moderator
“We affirm all people, of all gender expressions, and their pronouns that enrich our language and love.” From a Pronoun Liturgy composed by Eli Burton TransParent Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday in November as a day to celebrate life and the love between transgender parents and their children and transgender children … Continue reading Trans + Gender Expansive Worship Resources
In what way is God transforming us individually and collectively (as DOC and beyond)? Join AllianceQ and our General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens on Monday, November 23, for informal conversation around transformation and how we can continue turning over tables of injustice. This conversation brings the RIOT series to a close. About … Continue reading RIOT continues: Transformation with Rev. Terri Hord Owens
Rev. Monica J. Cross will preach “The Image of God and the Calling of Divine Communion” as part of the November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance worship service. Join Disciples from across the Church as the Georgia Open & Affirming Ministry Team hosts this virtual service. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day to … Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance Worship Service Nov. 20
Celebrate these O&A ministries with a November anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all: Shepherd of the Hills Church (Laguna Niguel, CA) November 1 Midway Hills Christian Churc (Dallas, TX) November 1 First Christian Church (Glendale, AZ) November 1 Community Christian Church (Rochester, NY) November 1 North Christian Church (Columbus, IN) November … Continue reading November O&A anniversaries!
With great joy, we welcome Wake Forest Christian Church in Wake Forest, NC, as an Open & Affirming Ministry! With an intentional and ongoing process, WFCC became an Affirming Faith Group with the LGBT Center of Raleigh and on October 10, the church voted unanimously to approve its welcome statement and commit to financial support … Continue reading Wake Forest Christian Church, NC, is Open & Affirming!
Rev. Melissa Guthrie Loy brought the message to New Beginnings Christian Church in Des Moines, IA, on October 18. Rev. Loy’s sermon was part of the church’s focus on the 21-Day Equity Challenge — equity & LGBTQ justice. For New Beginnings Christian Church and neighbors near and far, it is a call to sing loudly … Continue reading Sing. Sing. Sing.
I always write to you and speak with you from the heart. Now, more than ever, it’s about our feet. It’s about practicing what we preach, embodying our beliefs. Your support – your financial support, your participation, creativity and creative gifts (of graphic design, preaching and speaking, teaching, serving, praying… the list is long!) your … Continue reading Thank you: Reflections from the EDM