|RfA in the RCA
* Room for All was grateful to report recently that two proposed amendments to the RCA Book of Church Order that sought to enforce a prohibition of same-sex marriage were defeated. We've been encouraged by reports of honest conversations, courageous spokespeople, and expressed desire for the RCA to avoid legislating around matters of biblical interpretation and to adhere to our current polity which assigns authority at the classis level. RfA will continue to support, educate and advocate for the welcome and full affirmation of LGBTQ people in the life and ministry of the RCA.
* RfA looks forward to being represented at the meeting of the RCA General Synod. Although the Synod has once again declined our request to have an information table, we will be available with information about our ministry and to offer support to delegates. Once again, we will offer an inclusive worship service as an alternative option for Synod delegates and guests.
* RfA joins our siblings in Christ throughout the RCA in thanking Tom De Vries for his six years of service as General Secretary. Tom recently announced his resignation, effective at the conclusion of General Synod in June. We invite you to join us in prayer for the future of our denomination as together we seek to reflect the inclusive love of God made known to us in Jesus Christ.