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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams October 2020

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

The Teal Pumpkin Project: displaying your welcome

If your neighborhood is like mine, you might have noticed more and more houses with teal pumpkins in recent years — not orange, not blue, but teal. The first time I saw one, I didn’t think much of it; I figured it was just another marketing tool to get people to buy the cool, new, … Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project: displaying your welcome

Purple and blue, meet the council members who are new

With overwhelming participation from AllianceQ members, we are happy to announce the election of Steve Blinder, Eli Burton and RJ Robles as council members. Bios and reflections from these individuals were sent in the Fall 2020 Election Packet to all members; you can review that formal information below. Join us in welcoming Council Members Steve, … Continue reading Purple and blue, meet the council members who are new

Gratitude for the service of outgoing Council Members

With a litany of thanksgiving and farewell at the September Council meeting, AllianceQ honors the service and leadership of Robin Knauerhase and Tyler Heston. For her faithful commitment to setting a place at the table for all, we celebrate the service and leadership of Robin Knauerhase. Give to the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance – AllianceQ in … Continue reading Gratitude for the service of outgoing Council Members

Love is an Action Word: AllianceQ, Race, Gender + Sexuality

Updated October 12, 2020 “The communion table is dangerous. The communion table is dangerous because it tells me that I have to practice what I preach. If I really say that everybody is welcome, then I have to do my work to create that space or I have to get up and make space.” -Rev. … Continue reading Love is an Action Word: AllianceQ, Race, Gender + Sexuality

RIOT continues: Taking advantage of all opportunity

We need to partner with God in revolution. Of what opportunities will you take advantage to embody this? Join AllianceQ and Rev. Luther Young on Monday, October 26, for informal conversation around opportunity and how we can continue turning over tables of injustice. Scroll down to find video recordings of “Revolution” and “Intention.” See you … Continue reading RIOT continues: Taking advantage of all opportunity

Come Out: Love discriminates against no person

Come out. Affirming the Light within you, be your whole, holy self. Bring to the light that which your community–all of our communities–must confront, denounce, or heal. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. At the start of this month, the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance denounced the call of two Supreme Court justices to overturn marriage … Continue reading Come Out: Love discriminates against no person

Happy O&A Anniversary to these ministries!

Celebrate these O&A ministries with an October anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all:​ Foothills Christian Church (Glendale, AZ) October 1 First Christian Church (Des Moines, IA) October 2 Missiongathering (Thornton, CO) October 4 Bixby Knolls Christian Church (Long Beach, CA) October 8 First Christian Church (Greensboro, NC) October 8 Disciples Peace … Continue reading Happy O&A Anniversary to these ministries!