ReconcilingWorks wants to celebrate with your faith community and is excited to offer these resources. Many RIC communities celebrate RIC Sunday on the last Sunday in January. ReconcilingWorks encourages you to celebrate on a date that is meaningful for your community.

2019 RIC Sunday Resources

Click the "Resources" button below to request access to the 2019 RIC Sunday resource package. You will be directed to a Google Form to submit your faith community's information.

ReconcilingWorks is excited to announce that the 2019 Reconciling in Christ Sunday Worship resource is brought to you, in partnership with The Naming Project!

The Naming Project is a summer camp for 14-18 year-olds, or those who have completed 8th-12th grades who are of any sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, who are interested in discussing and understanding sexuality and gender in terms of their own spiritual journey. It is by the hearts and minds of these campers, as well as The Naming Project staff, that we are able to provide your RIC Community with a worship service to the voice of these LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults.

We extend our gratitude to The Naming Project leaders: Ross Murray, Logan Rimel, Greg Fedio, Sue Schneider, Dwaine Wells, Ray Plaskett and The Naming Project Youth: Lou (17), Julian (16), Auggie (18), Grey (17), Jade (16), James (15), Hunter (17), Emily (15), Elias (17), Jordyn (18), Lexi (18)

Recommended Reading

To continue the conversation of Reconciling in Christ Sunday, ReconcilingWorks encourages RIC Communities to learn and grow in welcome, inclusion, and celebration of LGBTQIA folks by lifting up the diversity in the lives of LGBTQIA people, that your community can read together or through individual study:

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. By Austen Hartke

Other Ways to Engage

Teen Clothing Drive: 40-57% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQIA+. As a community collect clothing for youth and young adults that you can give to a local shelter who works with younger populations.
God Adores You: Words are powerful. Take time as a congregation to write notes of affirmation affirming LGBTQIA youth that can be dropped off or mailed to a local or statewide LGBTQIA organization for distribution: www.rwks.org/gay
Paraments and Vestments: While green is the color for the liturgical season, we would invite congregations to be color full as they celebrate the diversity of the Divine that is lived out through the lives of LGBTQIA people.

Recommended Reading

To continue the conversation of Reconciling in Christ Sunday, ReconcilingWorks encourages RIC Communities to learn and grow in welcome, inclusion, and celebration of LGBTQIA folks. Here are two books that lift up the diversity in the lives of LGBTQIA people, that your community can read together or through individual study:

Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity. By Rev. Elizabeth Edman