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The Kinship Blog

Open Call for New Leaders

An Open Letter From a Former Director of Women’s Interests, Former Vice President, Former President, Current Region Coordinator, Current Member At Large Board Member and Current Chair of the Nominating Committee for SDA Kinship International, Inc.

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Message from the President

HOW'S IT GOING?

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

WRITE YOUR OWN SCRIPT

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REMEMBER THE PEOPLE IN UKRAINE

SDA Kinship Int., Inc. stands for freedom and peace for all people to live their lives without fear. There are many places in the world that are experiencing war and unrest, places where people cannot experience equality and freedom. SDA Kinship prays for and is concerned about members and LGBTQIA+ related issues around the world.

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CHURCH RELATIONS

WELCOME

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FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

FROM PYRAMIDS TO WHEELS

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

I'm a people watcher. True confession. Not in a spooky stalker kind of way. I simply find people fascinating. I like to get to know them, but I also watch people in a social setting and their interactions and reactions. I think it may be a German thing that I inherited. Some of you may have seen houses in a small German village and the house is almost right on the street, and in the second or third story there is an open window, and you can see an elderly woman or man standing, sitting by, or leaning out of the window and watching the world go by.

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FAMILIES & FRIENDS

SAINT VALENTINE & KINSHIP

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CHURCH RELATIONS

The world recently said goodbye to Desmond Tutu, former archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. He died December 26, 2021, at the age of 90.

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FEBRUARY ENEWS

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Introducing New Board Members

F L O Y D   P O E N I T Z
president

What do you do as President?
I represent SDA Kinship in dealing with other corporations and businesses, including the signing of contracts. I also sit in an ex officio capacity, without a vote, on all committees except the Nominating Committee. I coordinate and chair membership meetings, Board meetings, and Executive Committee meetings. I maintain communication with the Board between meetings. I report regularly to the membership. I submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.

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Ellen’s Bookshelf

Meet Ellen

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The UnClobber Outreach Project in 2021

UnClobber tells of the personal journey of Pastor Colby Martin as he researches the Bible’s six “clobber texts”—the only places in Scripture that might plausibly address sexual orientation—and comes to a new understanding of how the church can relate to members of the LGBTQIA+ community from a biblical and compassionate framework. Pastor Colby isn't the first to learn this, but his story and biblical interpretation communicates the message in a deep, balanced, and accessible way.

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Connecting & Supporting LGBTQ+ Families

Kinship Families & Friends Zoom Roundtable

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European Kinship Meeting Report

by Ellen Henderson

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Letter from the President

This New Year’s, I'm thankful for a Kinship Connection magazine showing up in my email inbox. It’s a wonderful escape from the world outside. It offers a time to reflect on our chosen family and the many blessings of Kinship friends around the world.

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CONNECTION - January 2022

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JANUARY ENEWS

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

IT’S CHRISTmust SEASON

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CHURCH RELATIONS

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DECEMBER ENEWS

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CHURCH RELATIONS

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NEW! KINSHIP LOCAL WISDOM SERIES

Do you sometimes feel like a linguistic Neanderthal? Are you confused by the terms post-sexual, non-binary, two-spirit, demisexual, and cisgender? Are you old enough that you once thought gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual were four words that covered all the continuum? Would you like to talk about it in a safe place where we will not think we are stupid, be angry with ourselves while we learn, and yet want to know more about the people who form our community? This chat is for you.

Date: December 12, 2021
Time: 7 PM EST (USA)
        - PM CT (USA)
        - 4 PM PST (USA)

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

November is traditionally a month to be thankful. In bygone days, the harvest is completed and we thank God for what He has blessed us with. Few of us still live off the land, other than possibly a small backyard garden. We are more thankful for what our local grocery store has on its shelves.

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NOVEMBER ENEWS

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FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

LOVE ISN’T LOVE UNTIL....?

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CHURCH RELATIONS

Our Place in History

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An Open Letter to Ted Wilson, President, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Message from the President - Message du Président - Nachricht des Präsidenten - Mensaje de la Presidente - Mensagem do Presidente