News from AllianceQ: April 2021

Eleven ministries celebrate O&A anniversaries

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with an April anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all:

  • First Christian Church Lansing (Lansing, MI) 4/4/2016
  • Galileo Church (Mansfield, TX) 4/9/2014
  • University Church Chicago (Chicago, IL) 4/10/1988
  • Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ) (Bethany, WV) 4/15/2016
  • First Christian Church, Concord (Concord, CA) 4/18/1993
  • Comunidad Limen (Tucson, AZ) 4/21/2020
  • Disciples on Campus, Athens GA 4/23/2018
  • Regional Office Christian Church, Northern California/Nevada 4/24/1993
  • Medford First Christian Church (Medford, OR) 4/26/2017
  • First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bellingham, WA 4/27/2017
  • First Christian Church of San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA) 4/30/2019

We celebrate your proclamation of welcome. May you continue living into your identity as Open & Affirming.
If our records are incorrect or if your church is not listed, please let us know. If you want information about and support for the welcoming journey, contact

Next Virtual Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training April 7

A Building an Inclusive Church (BIC) training helps you design and implement a journey for your faith community to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations. The training empowers congregations to create a grace-filled process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for the needs of each community.

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, you will be equipped to deepen relationships throughout your faith community rather than spark debate or division. The Toolkit is an ecumenical resource with best practices, in its third edition developed by numerous Welcoming Church partners. Full details and registration link here:

We can tailor a training for your group; contact us! Stay tuned for additional BIC trainings or email your preferred dates and times for a training. (There are some perks to virtual gatherings!)