Wow, it’s springtime already! Our wildflowers are springing up in the foothills, green grass is bursting out for our deer to enjoy, and the male turkeys are busy attracting some girlfriends.
Carolyn and I greatly enjoy the arrival of spring! Winter has ended, the gray wintry days are over, and we can feel new life—see new life—and hopefully enrich new life for all our Kinship families, friends, and wonderful members. Yes, we know COVID-19 is still wandering around; but it, too, will soon become a memory of learning to adjust, be patient, and stay optimistic.
MONTHLY FAMILY & FRIENDS ROUNDTABLE ZOOM GATHERINGS
Remember, every third Sunday you are all invited and welcome to join our worldwide roundtable gatherings. It’s growing, and at the last gathering, several families shared their enjoyment to connect and chat with other families. After many gatherings, families have been connecting directly with other families to share and support. Families and allies from across the United States, Canada, England, Netherlands, Germany, Africa, and Central and South America have gathered, shared, and thanked everyone else at the table. What an exciting blessed and connecting time.
Every roundtable starts with meeting and greeting, sharing the blessings and positive events some have enjoyed. Others also can share their challenges and emotional experiences they may encounter. Then we let anyone and everyone around the table offer a short prayer asking Jesus and His angels to surround all of us with comfort and love.
Each gathering can be unique. Sometimes we will have a specific subject for sharing and discussing. Other times we may shift from a planned subject because an attendee may share a significant event or situation and everyone around the table would like to expand and enrich that special event or situation. We are very flexible; none of us may have the perfect answer, but around that loving and caring table brilliant suggestions and ideas flow out to all of us.
At this moment, we plan our May roundtable discussions will feature Kris & Debbie Widmer as they revisit the wonderful musical, Fiddler on the Roof, with its meaningful songs and dialogs. But we are all flexible, so we can weave other topics and ideas into the discussions.
Please join us! Encourage other families you are connected with to join us. It will enrich that table and make it a great happening.
UNCLOBBER BOOK - FREE
Carolyn and I have shared several free UnClobber books with family and faith or employee friends with excellent results. Many have shared their enjoyment from reading Pastor Colby Martin’s personal life woven into his personal theological examination and evaluation of the six “clobber texts” often used to bruise families and their LGBTQ+ family member(s). Pastor Colby and his wife struggled with how to support and help LGBTQ+ folks. Today they have their own church in San Diego where they welcome and support all folks.
We invite you to visit the Kinship website for all details. You can order books for all of your friends, and Kinship will send it to them for free. Please help Kinship share all the UnClobber books we’ve had printed.
Send books to your friends! Many angels will smile!
Our mission is to provide a safe spiritual and social community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex current and former Seventh-day Adventists, their families, and those who support them.
We are here to provide community and advocacy for LGBTIQ individuals with a Seventh-day Adventist connection, their families, and those who support them because of this important truth—everyone is created in the image of God.