SDA Kinship News

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

When I think about what you might want to hear about each month, I think about the events Kinship leaders have organized, the updated website, the projects that are important for our mission and the amazing things happening in Africa and elsewhere around the world where Kinship members are making a difference for our community. I also want to share things that offer support and encouragement.

What’s on my mind at this moment is our annual Kinship elections. Each year, we search for members who feel a desire or call to contribute to Kinship by running for one of the open positions.

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Message from the President

A few days ago, the SDA Kinship leadership team met in Baltimore, Maryland, for our annual Spring Board Meeting where we spent a lot of time working on new initiatives to build a better tomorrow for our members and allies. You’ll get more details about these initiatives in the coming weeks.

Our mission at SDA Kinship is to provide a safe spiritual and social community to LGBTIQ current and former Seventh-day Adventists, their families, and those who support them, and we would want you to be part of our community.

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Message from the President

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? –Micah 6:8  ESV

The church I attend is in the midst of a series of sermons based on the text Micah 6:8.  I appreciate this text because it talks about what God says is good for us: to see that justice is done and to be fair to other people, to love mercy or to love kindness and loyalty, and to live humbly walking with God. When I think about this verse, I think about our relationship with others. I see the social injustices all around me and it makes me want to do my part to make sure the world is a more just place for everyone.  

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Thank you ….in advance

Although I have quoted the following before, it truly touches my heart and I wanted to share it with you again:

“Generosity—our ability to offer the best of who we are and what we have for the benefit of one another—is perhaps our most valuable human attribute. In fact, it may be the singular quality we possess that has the capacity to transform the world.” —Generous Life, Increasing Your Joy Through Giving by John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.

The holidays are frequently a most challenging time for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning folks and their families and friends. Whether in or out of the church, many feel isolated and alone.

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Message from the President

I want to start off by thanking everyone who came to Kampmeeting, held in beautiful San Diego, California this year.

The theme was “Celebrating Our Journey”—and celebrate we did! We told stories, remembered those we’ve lost, and shared life’s pains. We laughed, we cried, we embraced, and we danced. Above all, we saw that each person’s journey is unique, full of its own blessings and struggles.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

As an American, I’ve always felt that compassion was at the heart of the American people. What I’ve seen in national politics over the last year, particularly from the President’s campaign, was a total opposite of compassion.

It seems to now be okay to act on the bigotry and hate that has been stirred up, and this makes me feel sad and angry because America is no place for hate and bigotry. The world is no place for hate and bigotry, either.

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