Happenings

News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams February 2019

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

New O&A Ministries in 2018

In 2018, ten congregations have been added to the Open & Affirming Ministry Program. Each one of these congregations has committed to welcoming people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the full life and leadership of the church. Some have engaged a process of prayer, community building, and study. Others are new church … Continue reading New O&A Ministries in 2018

Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Trainings in Iowa and Ohio

The Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit provides a guide for your congregation to create a journey towards O&A that meets the unique needs of your congregation. It is not a “cookie cutter” O&A process, but rather a guide for finding the right place for your congregation to start, designing a community building process that meets … Continue reading Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Trainings in Iowa and Ohio

Call for Nominations: GLAD Recognitions at the 2019 General Assembly

During the AllianceQ Banquet at General Assembly, the Alliance recognizes its members and others for significant contributions to or on behalf of the Alliance, its members and friends, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or on behalf of LGBTQ+ and affirming Christians or other persons. We invite our members, clergy at the local, regional, and … Continue reading Call for Nominations: GLAD Recognitions at the 2019 General Assembly

Beloved: New O&A Church Start in San Diego

Beloved: A Christian Community Practicing Extravagant Grace, Radical Inclusion, Relentless Compassion is a new church in San Diego starting as intentionally Open & Affirming. Pastor Dale Suggs is clear that this congregation is going to be doing something different! Check out their calendar for current events, including their weekly Compassion Practice Group guided meditations on … Continue reading Beloved: New O&A Church Start in San Diego

Transfaith Resource Round Up

Do you want a chance to connect with transgender faith leaders for your own edification? Do you want support as you prepare to guide your community in moving forward on issues of trans awareness? Great – because Transfaith has started a monthly Resource Round Up for you! Resource Round-Up is a monthly session highlighting and … Continue reading Transfaith Resource Round Up

We Remember Bob Glover

With heavy hearts we report the passing of Bob Glover, a friend of LGBTQ people in the Christian Church and of the Alliance since its earliest days. Rev. Dr. Judith Wray, one of the first Council Members and Moderators of the Alliance, upon sharing the news with us, couldn’t help but remind us that “We … Continue reading We Remember Bob Glover