Happenings

News from GLAD: Crossbeams March 2017

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

Two New Open & Affirming Congregations in February!

We are proud to announce that two congregations have added their names to GLAD’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program during the month of February. Shawnee Community Christian Church in Shawnee, KS, is a new church, born out of the former Shawnee Park Christian Church, and they have proclaimed as one of their core values that … Continue reading Two New Open & Affirming Congregations in February!

Building an Inclusive Church Trainings – In Tennessee, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis

Building an Inclusive Church Trainings are for you! Yes – you! No, you say: My church isn’t ready to become Open & Affirming. No, you say: My church already is Open & Affirming. Nah, you say, not me, it’s too hard and complicated for me. Yup – for you! Every church can take another step … Continue reading Building an Inclusive Church Trainings – In Tennessee, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis

GLAD Co-Sponsors The National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

GLAD Alliance has signed on with The Religious Institute as a co-sponsor of The National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. On March 28th, the Supreme Court will hear the case Gloucester County School Board v. GG, the first-ever case on transgender rights to go before the Supreme Court. On March 24th-26th, the weekend before … Continue reading GLAD Co-Sponsors The National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice

Call for Nominations: GLAD Recognitions at the 2017 General Assembly

During the GLAD Banquet at General Assembly, GLAD 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 2017 General Assembly

Einstein and the Prodigal

Did you know how God’s constant love is a lot like the constant speed of light? No? Then you haven’t heard Dr. Johnston, Executive Director of GLAD’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program, preach this sermon. He now shares it with all of us right here – check it out!

Faith Leaders Amicus Brief Submitted in Supreme Court Transgender Rights Case

A Friend of the Court brief has been submitted to the US Supreme Court in support of the rights of transgender students in the name of more that 1,800 religious leaders and clergy. You can ready the brief here. We are proud to report that the GLAD Alliance was able to encourage approximately 60 Disciples … Continue reading Faith Leaders Amicus Brief Submitted in Supreme Court Transgender Rights Case