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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams October 2018

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

Reflecting on the Biennial Convocation

AllianceQ Council Member Rev. Tana Roseboro Marsh attended the Biennial Convocation this summer, and her reflection of that experience was published in SELAH – the newsletter of the Convocation. Here is the text of her reflection. The National Convocation is the made up of Disciples African American churches. The 25th Biennial National Convocation of the … Continue reading Reflecting on the Biennial Convocation

Worship Resources for National Coming Out Day – October 11

AllianceQ Council Member Rev. Tyler Heston has provided us with a litany, a prayer, and other resources for National Coming Out Day, October 11. You can incorporate these into your worship this Sunday, or anytime, for that matter. Here’s the opening litany, and download this PDF for more, including information about National Coming Out Day … Continue reading Worship Resources for National Coming Out Day – October 11

DSF Webinars – What DO the Letters in LGBTQI+ really mean? and more…

National Coming Out Day is just around the Corner – Disciples Seminary Foundation helps you prepare with two free trainings. These trainings in celebration of National Coming Out Day are the debut of a series of webinars that DSF has planned. The two webinars are: Deciphering the LGBTQI Alphabet Soup (especially if you’re too embarrassed … Continue reading DSF Webinars – What DO the Letters in LGBTQI+ really mean? and more…

Sharing Their Journey to Open & Affirming as Part of Their 150th Anniversary Celebration

First Christian Church of San Jose in California is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. As Pastor Dana Bainbridge was seeking information about their Open & Affirming journey, Dick Miller, former pastor, shared this reflection on their journey, and his. As far as I know, when First Christian Church of San Jose, California, called me … Continue reading Sharing Their Journey to Open & Affirming as Part of Their 150th Anniversary Celebration

UNCO 2018

UNCO provides space to discuss and help shape the future of “church.” Cross-denominational, high-quality, relational, inexpensive, and likely to count for continuing education for clergy. And, it’s fun as well! As an “un-conference”, there is no prepared agenda. The sessions are determined by the group at the very start, ensuring that everything is fresh and … Continue reading UNCO 2018