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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams July 2021

Sometimes old news is good news! Check out previous editions of Crossbeams here.

Being Brave Together: Facing Brokenness

Join the Disciples Justice Ministries this summer as we begin courageous conversations to bring about healing in areas of brokenness. Recorded conversations to be followed by live Q & A are scheduled for July 11 and 25 and August 15 and 29 at 7 p.m. ET. Representatives of the justice ministries will discuss how church, … Continue reading Being Brave Together: Facing Brokenness

Pronouns Playlist: From DPF Intern Ashlyn Baldwin

Originally published in Peace Notes from Disciples Peace Fellowship Playlists are a helpful way of meaningfully engaging with an idea or topic. They can be used as small group discussion starters, for personal devotions, or as a place to jump into an important subject. This isn’t a music thing at all. It comes from religious educators who … Continue reading Pronouns Playlist: From DPF Intern Ashlyn Baldwin

O&A Anniversaries in July

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with a July anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all: Columbia United Christian Church (Columbia, MD) 7/1/1994 Disciples Seminary Foundation (Claremont, CA) 7/1/2015 New Song Christian Church (Kansas City, MO) 7/2/2006 Central Christian Church (Great Falls, MT) 7/2/2019 National Avenue Christian Church (Springfield, MO) 7/9/2014 Christian … Continue reading O&A Anniversaries in July

Final call for nominations for Council leadership

With a July 15 deadline for submissions, AllianceQ – the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance is seeking nominations for Council leadership. In a message from your moderators, Luther Young and Alysha Laperche write, “The AllianceQ Council is continuing our commitment to intersectional justice. Over the past few months, we have been taking inventory of the organization, celebrating … Continue reading Final call for nominations for Council leadership

AllianceQ is sponsoring the August 7 Disciples Virtual Gathering – Gather with the Church

The Disciples Virtual Gathering is an opportunity for Disciples to connect, learn, worship, and imagine new ways of gathering as church. Our day together will focus on the covenant we share as Disciples and the promise of Romans 8:38-39 that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The program will consist of bible … Continue reading AllianceQ is sponsoring the August 7 Disciples Virtual Gathering – Gather with the Church

Transforming the Story: Pride Worship Service Recording Available

“…when the calendar pages turn, be sure to continue living into, continue shaping a love story; we are writing the next chapter. As this chapter comes to a close, as Pride month concludes, individual and corporate social media profiles will pivot from an all-rainbows-all-the-time motif back to whatever they looked like on May 31. The … Continue reading Transforming the Story: Pride Worship Service Recording Available

Love as much as possible: Reflections from the EDM

I recently shared communion with my stepdad, mother, brother, aunt and childhood pastor. At my stepdad’s bedside, we broke bread and drank from the cup. My childhood pastor had precisely the right words for the moment when he said he wakes every day and tries to love as much as possible. Many mornings my thoughts … Continue reading Love as much as possible: Reflections from the EDM