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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams May 2020

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

For flock’s sake: reflections from the EDM

Jesus said to them, “‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The … Continue reading For flock’s sake: reflections from the EDM

AllianceQ is seeking Council leaders

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance – AllianceQ is seeking leaders to serve as a part of this transforming, expanding ministry. Referral and interest form here. Qualified candidates will understand the history of and vision for our ministry. A demonstrated commitment to justice for vulnerable groups will enhance how we can live into our mission to build … Continue reading AllianceQ is seeking Council leaders

Say what you mean, mean what you say: why and how O&A

Who first said, “Say what you mean, mean what you say”? Who coined “walk the talk”? The mantras come to mind as the Alliance highlights Open & Affirming ministry: why O&A and how O&A (plus O&A now, in the midst of a global pandemic). The ministry of welcome is especially important as people seek connection … Continue reading Say what you mean, mean what you say: why and how O&A

Why Open & Affirming? From Ministry Intern Alysha Laperche

My name is Alysha, which means “noble one”. I am a part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which calls itself a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. This semester, I have had the opportunity to serve as a ministry intern with the Disciples AllianceQ, an organization that exists to be a space … Continue reading Why Open & Affirming? From Ministry Intern Alysha Laperche

Colors of Hope series continues

The Colors of Hope series continues through the month of May. In the coming weeks, we’ll hear from Yani Davis, Luther Young, CJ Rodriguez and Allen V. Harris. Click here to go directly to each week’s color, theme, reflections + practices. Just now learning about the Colors of Hope project? Colors of Hope is an eight-week … Continue reading Colors of Hope series continues

Keep us in mind

This letter of thoughts and prayers was shared with Alliance members and friends in mid April. Greetings – I’ve had meaningful conversations with so many of you. In this season, when many of us are online all the time, I am enjoying my phone calls with you. I’m sending mail (my wife assures me we … Continue reading Keep us in mind