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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams September 2022

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

September Open & Affirming Anniversaries

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with a September anniversary: Chapman University Disciples on Campus (Orange, CA) 9/3/2014 Niles Discovery Church (Fremont, CA) 9/9/2012 Albany First Christian Church (Albany, OR) 9/9/2013 Eastwood Christian Church (Nashville, TN) 9/11/2013 Brite Divinity School (Ft. Worth, TX) 9/17/2013 The Welcome Table Christian Church (Arlington, TX) 9/17/2017 First Christian Church … Continue reading September Open & Affirming Anniversaries

What joy? Reflections from the EDM

A friend and colleague died this week. I was revisiting photos and memories and his joy radiated through each picture. In one, he was among the group laying hands and praying for me at my ordination. In another photo, he was dancing with his daughter at my wedding. Still another, he was smiling as he … Continue reading What joy? Reflections from the EDM

New Council Leaders: meet the appointee and vote for nominees

The organization’s bylaws stipulate that a Nominations Team will present candidates for members to elect as Council leaders. If a Council position is unfulfilled for its given term, the Council may appoint an individual to finish that term. There are FOUR positions open for the Council and one individual has been appointed to finish a … Continue reading New Council Leaders: meet the appointee and vote for nominees

National Suicide Prevention Week, The Trevor Project, and what 988 means for LGBTQ young people

45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth. [1] While September 4 – 10 marks National Suicide Prevention Week, AllianceQ wants to highlight the work of The Trevor Project which  provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. We can text, … Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week, The Trevor Project, and what 988 means for LGBTQ young people

Thank you to our Christmas in July/Pride Every Month donors!

Our Christmas in July/Pride Every Month fundraiser concluded at the end of August and you helped us raise $2,263. Thank you! Queering the “Christmas in July” concept and calling for Pride every month, the Alliance hosted this 31-day fundraiser to increase our resources so we are able to support LGBTQ+ people of faith and ensure … Continue reading Thank you to our Christmas in July/Pride Every Month donors!

Chalice Media Group and National Benevolent Association sponsor Colors of Hope Retreat, financial support available! Register now

With thanks to our sponsors, Chalice Media Group and National Benevolent Association, there is financial assistance available to make the Colors of Hope Retreat a reality for you. Gather with LGBTQ+ people of faith and allies from across the Church to hope in color and enjoy the colorful foliage at Christmount with the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance. By … Continue reading Chalice Media Group and National Benevolent Association sponsor Colors of Hope Retreat, financial support available! Register now