All God's Children Have Gifts


An article from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW).

How do you recognize each other's gifts and support each other's needs while avoiding a "you're not like us"? attitude? A feature story explores ways to be inclusive in worship and make room for those with or without special needs.

Worshipers usually swallow hard and blink back tears while Jonathan von Dobschutz and other Circle of Friends drama group members mime the passion story. Facial expressions and actions—like exchanging black scarves for white scarves or receiving a hug—tell the story.

“To tell you the truth, it feels so real to me. The black scarves make me scared. It’s like playing around with sin and death. The white scarves remind us of the forgiveness of the Lord. God has to forgive me for lots of things. Read more

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