Art Friday – “Synod 2016”

Welcome to our second weekly Art Friday post. Our community is still reeling from the massacre at Pulse, the gay night club in Orlando where 49 people, mainly LGBTQ+ people of color, were murdered and another 53 injured.  Some of our LGBTQ+ community members have written blogs in response, which you can find here, here, here, and…

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Art Friday – “The Table”

In 2011, New Direction launched an arts-focused website called “The Space Between.”  The idea behind the name was the space between the art piece and the people viewing it: space for interpretation, inspiration, and collaboration.  After several years of beautiful art on that website, we’ve decided to revive and consolidate our arts focus here on this blog with…

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A Tale of Two Family Reunions

Two weekends in a row, two gatherings, two different experiences of family = a lot of reflection. The first, our fourth annual Generous Space Retreat with my LGBTQ+ family.  The second, the national gathering of the Canadian CRC, my denominational family. Way back in the planning for the retreat, I suggested to our team that…

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