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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams September 2018

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

New Resource: The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention

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

Welcoming Congregation Program Leaders Meet in Chicago

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

Disciples at Indiana’s Bloomington PrideFest

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