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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams June 2021

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

Council seeks nominations for leaders

In a message from your moderators, Luther Young and Alysha Laperche write, “The AllianceQ Council is continuing our commitment to intersectional justice. Over the past few months, we have been taking inventory of the organization, celebrating the places where we have grown, and identifying the areas that still need work. As we move forward in … Continue reading Council seeks nominations for leaders

Join us for Pride worship on June 27: Transforming the Story

For last year’s Pride worship service, we considered how we might turn over tables of injustice with four guiding principles: Revolution, Intention, Opportunity, and Transformation. We recognize that transformation is an ongoing process, one that requires practice and deeper reflection. As a continuation of last year’s pride events, the theme for the June 27, 2021 … Continue reading Join us for Pride worship on June 27: Transforming the Story

“A good day for the church and for God”

The Rev. Stephanie Kendell (she/elle/ella) brought the word–and pom poms!–for the Pentecost Sunday virtual celebration honoring the 30th ordination anniversary of the Rev. Allen V. Harris. Stephanie began: “I am the Executive Minister of Park Avenue Christian Church, the very church that ordained Allen, 30 years ago. My first Sunday at The Park was Pride … Continue reading “A good day for the church and for God”

Colors of Hope Rainbow Podcast

We’re excited to share the rainbow podcast from our moderators Rev. Luther Young, Jr. and Alysha Laperche. Listen here! Luther Young says, “Pride month is upon us yet again, a time when LGBTQ+ people celebrate, commemorate and commune with one another; sharing in the joy of how far we’ve come, grieving our losses and challenges … Continue reading Colors of Hope Rainbow Podcast

Virtual Pulpit Supply continues: Rev. Dr. Judy Alston brings the word in June

Virtual Pulpit Supply continues through the end of the year. VPS from AllianceQ provides you and your community members with a unique perspective on scripture and deepens your connection with Disciples leaders and ministries. Preachers are active members of AllianceQ and/or Disciples Justice Ministries. VPS materials are relevant for use beyond worship. Sign up to … Continue reading Virtual Pulpit Supply continues: Rev. Dr. Judy Alston brings the word in June

Welcoming and Affirming LGBTQ+ Older Adults

From the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America, a webinar on welcoming and affirming LGBTQ elders. Join us Tuesday, June 15 9 a.m. PT | 10 a.m. MT | 11 a.m. | CT | 12 p.m. ET Through sharing and a lively discussion, learn how to create a deeper sense of belonging and relationship … Continue reading Welcoming and Affirming LGBTQ+ Older Adults

Open & Affirming anniversaries in June

During June, 25 ministries celebrate an Open & Affirming anniversary! Happy O&A birthday to these ministries with an anniversary of living out a wide, radical welcome of all: Central Christian Church (Terre Haute, IN) 6/1/2006 Queen Anne Christian Church (Seattle, WA) 6/1/2013 Journey of Faith Christian Church (Ann Arbor, MI) 6/2/1991 United Christian Church (Austin, … Continue reading Open & Affirming anniversaries in June

Share Your Story!

Pride worship will particularly celebrate and uplift our trans and non-binary siblings. We are asking for names and/or photos of trans and non-binary members of our community to be displayed during the service. Send us your name, pronouns, photo and a brief sentence (140 words or less). Send your submission to thestory@disciplesallianceq.org. IMPORTANT: Please only submit … Continue reading Share Your Story!

Meet Your Moderators

You’re invited to an informal Meet and Greet. Join us on Tuesday, June 22, at 8 p.m. EST. Register here for the event link. Questions? Email moderator@disciplesallianceq.org.