Use this brief litany as a tool to welcome and engage the gifts of people with disabilities.
When we all love other people, we are letting Jesus' light shine in us for all the world to see. Even if there are some things we can't do, we CAN all love people.
We have found Disability Awareness Sundays to be inspiring worship times as we encourage persons with disabilities and invite everyone to joyfully live out their faith with the helping hand of Christian love.
Because of Disability Awareness Sunday, our congregation became more aware of the need to be inclusive in worship. We have a ways to go but have taken steps in getting started.
Do gaps in your church's physical and spiritual hospitality need to be brought to light so that you may more effectively witness to the life and light of Christ?
"The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
Here are some tips for interacting politely with people with mobility issues whether you are at church or somewhere else.
Understanding the varied needs of persons with disabilities will help ushers and greeters put the welcoming arms of the church around the shoulders of all who come to worship.
A group of dedicated volunteers in Canada (along with some staff support) produce this newsletter for Church and Regional Disability Advocates across Canada.