Happenings

News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams May 2022

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

Interim Associate Minister called to serve with the Alliance

With joy and gratitude, we welcome Rev. Sara Nave-Fisher who will serve in an interim capacity during the bonding leave of our Executive Director + Minister. The Interim Associate Minister is a temporary, part-time staff member called to: sustain AllianceQ’s relationships with congregations and organizations with the Christian Church, ecumenical partners, and other justice-seeking organizations; … Continue reading Interim Associate Minister called to serve with the Alliance

Rick Sancken-Marx called as Interim Administrator

The Interim Administrator is a temporary, part-time staff member devoted to maintaining data entry for financial contributions and providing donor acknowledgement. Rick is a member of Central Christian Church in Indianapolis and works as an IT business software consultant. He is a longtime member of AllianceQ and has been volunteering as an Assistant Treasurer. We’re grateful … Continue reading Rick Sancken-Marx called as Interim Administrator

The Whole Body of Christ: Reflections from the EDM

So we’re having a baby–soon. Pending the release of our newsletter and the volatility of my wife’s high-risk pregnancy, baby may already be here. It’s been an interesting journey as the non-gestational parent, which I was five years ago with our daughter. Our emotions surrounding the birth of our baby swirl alongside the recent news that … Continue reading The Whole Body of Christ: Reflections from the EDM

First in-person gathering in two years: registration is open for Colors of Hope Retreat

Registration includes lodging, meals, and all retreat activities. ​Gather with LGBTQ+ people of faith and allies from across the Church to hope in color and enjoy the colorful foliage at Christmount. By engaging the spiritual practices from the devotional journal Colors of Hope, you will be encouraged and equipped to embody your faith—and queer your spirituality. With an emphasis … Continue reading First in-person gathering in two years: registration is open for Colors of Hope Retreat

Brand new content: special access book sessions

Meet the authors, get to know the authors, get to know yourself. A deeper and wider conversation about hoping in color. Participate in the virtual sessions or receive the session recordings and special access materials to engage on your own. ​Registration includes three virtual sessions with the book’s authors, brand new Colors of Hope content, and … Continue reading Brand new content: special access book sessions

Five phenomenal preachers

For individuals, small groups, or worshiping communities. Beginning May 26, we’re excited to spotlight five phenomenal preachers. VPS is available every Sunday in June. Show your pride; learn about Pride. ​What’s “VPS”? Downloads that include a scripture reading, sermon, sending forth, manuscript, and calls to action. All the details are here, including previous months’ materials. … Continue reading Five phenomenal preachers

Council nominations are open

AllianceQ is seeking nominations for leadership with the organization. Qualified candidates will understand the history of and vision for our ministry. We are especially in need of diverse voices that represent the fullness of our church: rural and urban perspective, queer and allied people of color, individuals who are disabled, youth perspective, LGBTQ+ elder, parents … Continue reading Council nominations are open

May Open & Affirming anniversaries

Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with a May anniversary: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)-Watsonville (CA) 5/1/2010 Monte Vista Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Albuquerque, NM) 5/1/2014 First Christian Church, Falls Church (VA) 5/3/2017 First Christian Church of St. Paul (MN) 5/4/2015 First Christian Church Findlay Ohio 5/8/2017 United Campus Ministry at MSUB – … Continue reading May Open & Affirming anniversaries