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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams April 2021

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

Colors of Hope podcast series — first speaker is Rev. Sandhya Jha (and she talks about sex!)

In its second year, this podcast series features reflections from queer faith leaders that explore a lectionary text alongside colors + themes from Gilbert Baker’s original Pride flag. First featured speaker: Rev. Sandhya Jha   “So I thought I would start with the elephant in the room that I am doing a liturgical reflection on the … Continue reading Colors of Hope podcast series — first speaker is Rev. Sandhya Jha (and she talks about sex!)

Mental health, worthiness, healing, courage — Rev. Dr. Caitlin Simpson brings the word for April’s Virtual Pulpit Supply

In her sermon, “Embracing Our Imperfect Worth,” Rev. Dr. Caitlin Simpson speaks to the themes of mental health, worthiness, healing and courage.  Sign up to receive the sermon download, available April 19. You’ll also get the scripture reading and a sending forth. Sermon texts: Psalm 23; Luke 8:2; Matthew 28:8-10 Virtual Pulpit Supply — what … Continue reading Mental health, worthiness, healing, courage — Rev. Dr. Caitlin Simpson brings the word for April’s Virtual Pulpit Supply

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 … Continue reading Eleven ministries celebrate O&A anniversaries

Ready for a while: South Broadway Christian Church is Open & Affirming!

“The South Broadway church has been a welcoming community for decades. It was such a gift to finally make the jump from welcoming to affirming! We continue to grow and to learn and help others do the same. We are SO excited to finally be a part of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance!” Pastor Dustin Adkins … Continue reading Ready for a while: South Broadway Christian Church is Open & Affirming!

Becoming aware of gender diversity

AllianceQ celebrates and seeks to live into the church’s 2019 resolution GA-1929 “An Invitation to Education for Welcoming and Receiving the Gifts of Transgender and Gender-Diverse People.” [1] Transgender Day of Visibility was March 31. An annual day of awareness celebrated around the world, the day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and … Continue reading Becoming aware of gender diversity

Love and care not hatred and shame: a video interview about the magic of relationship in the O&A journey

“Allen, an openly gay pastor, was hired at Park Avenue Christian Church and the African American, Haitian and Latino churches were not happy about it, including me. As a result, a moratorium for the ordination of openly gay and lesbian individuals was adopted at the following Regional Assembly. After this ‘ugly’ event I met with … Continue reading Love and care not hatred and shame: a video interview about the magic of relationship in the O&A journey

Apply for the paid internship with AllianceQ

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 Apply for the paid internship with AllianceQ

Gala and hymn + drag gospel show — save these dates!

From a gala and hymn + gospel drag show to Pride worship and a Pentecost Sunday celebration honoring the Rev. Allen V. Harris and our 30 for 30 endowment fund campaign, don’t miss these events! Save these dates: Have you donated to help us reach our $30,000 goal? Details about the Allen V. Harris Open … Continue reading Gala and hymn + drag gospel show — save these dates!