News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams September 2018
Sometimes old news is good news! Check out previous editions of Crossbeams here.
The high rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth is an appalling statistic in our country. According to a report from the CDC reported in the NY Times, 40% of gay, lesbian or bisexual high school students have contemplated suicide in the past year, and 29% have made an attempt. In the past year. (The NY … Continue reading New Resource: The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention
The Welcoming Congregation Program Leaders met in Chicago this last Aug 20-22 to regroup and revitalize. The WCPL is a gathering of the leadership of Welcoming Congregation Programs such as AllianceQ’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program from across the country and Canada. Robin Knauerhase, Moderator of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Council, and Mark Johnston, Executive … Continue reading Welcoming Congregation Program Leaders Meet in Chicago
On Saturday, August 25, First Christian Church, Bloomington and North Christian Church, Columbus shared a booth at Bloomington PrideFest. Both congregations agreed it was great to collaborate on such a venture: to fellowship with one another and to spread the message to the LGBTQ+ community that the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a welcoming … Continue reading Disciples at Indiana’s Bloomington PrideFest