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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams September 2021

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

Bi+ Pride

#BiWeek is September 16-23, with Bisexuality Day celebrated September 23. Related: Non-Binary Conversations Virtual Event Join AllianceQ and Open Table Christian Church on September 15, for “Non-Binary Conversations.”  5:00 p.m. Pacific | 6:00 p.m. Mountain | 7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern – Some common education regarding non-binary terms and understanding– Understanding how non-binary … Continue reading Bi+ Pride

Ministry Intern LaTayna Purnell welcomed into leadership with Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance

We, the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance, are members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), called to join in God’s work of transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church. We are … Continue reading Ministry Intern LaTayna Purnell welcomed into leadership with Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance

Shining a Light on the Table: Exploring a Wide(r) Welcome

As Disciples we share a radically wide table. As we celebrate our tradition of gathering at the table, join with others to hear and share stories of welcome; and to explore a wide(r) welcome. Saturday, September 11, 2021 9 a.m. PT – 12:30 p.m. PT Live event registration or recording purchase – click here This … Continue reading Shining a Light on the Table: Exploring a Wide(r) Welcome

Non-Binary Conversations

Now available as a recording, you’ll hear from speakers Alysha Laperche (they/them) and Eli Burton (he/they). – Some common education regarding non-binary terms and understanding – Understanding how non-binary individuals may experience Christianity and the church – How a church can be supportive – Q&A Big thanks to Jennifer Richardson with Open Table Christian Church … Continue reading Non-Binary Conversations

Thank you, Steve Martz! Welcome, Rick & Reuben!

While they are quite familiar with our ministry, AllianceQ is excited to formally introduce Rick and Rueben Sancken-Marx as Assistant Treasurers. Longtime members with AllianceQ, Rick and Reuben are leaders in the Indiana region. We welcome their time and skills in a new capacity! Their volunteer positions are integral to our ongoing ministry; the Assistant … Continue reading Thank you, Steve Martz! Welcome, Rick & Reuben!

Reconciliation Ministry’s April Johnson to preach for September VPS

With a special offering for our partner ministry scheduled for September 26 and October 3, “the time is ripe” to lift up the voice of Rev. April Johnson; Minister of Reconciliation.  We’re honored to feature April Johnson as our preacher for September’s Virtual Pulpit Supply. Rev. April Johnson is preaching from the September 26 lectionary … Continue reading Reconciliation Ministry’s April Johnson to preach for September VPS

Drag Queen Bingo October 2

Registration opened September 1st for Drag Queen Bingo! Hosted by our partners at Gateway ONA, a regional ministry of the UCC’s Open & Affirming Coalition, we hope you’ll join us and consider giving a free will donation to support our justice ministries. Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:30 p.m. PT | 5:30 p.m. MT | 6:30 … Continue reading Drag Queen Bingo October 2

Happy O&A Birthday!

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with a September anniversary: Chapman University Disciples on Campus Alumni & Friends (Orange, CA) 9/3/2014 Niles Discovery Church (Fremont, CA) 9/9/2012 Albany First Christian Church (Albany, OR) 9/9/2013 Eastwood Christian Church (Nashville, TN) 9/11/2013 Brite Divinity School (Ft. Worth, TX) 9/17/2013 The Welcome Table Christian Church (Arlington, TX) 9/17/2017 … Continue reading Happy O&A Birthday!

Where do we go from here? Reflections from the EDM

I’m hoping you have the answer. … I’m waiting. … How might each of us — individually and among our faith communities, collectively as the people of God — how do we answer the question? Where. Do We Go. From Here? The question was my sermon prompt and title back in July. I had the … Continue reading Where do we go from here? Reflections from the EDM