This prayer confesses our sin of selfishness and asks God to help us love other people, especially people whom we consider "different."
If we fail to intentionally include and accommodate people, the church suffers just as much as the person excluded. Here are a few tips to help you think about working together in God’s growing kingdom.
My husband and I have raised two children — one with special needs. While raising them, we also took care of my mother-in-law through cancer and dementia. We are a living testimony to what God can do in a family running on fumes.
If someone is thinking of taking their own life, it’s not a secret to keep. For Disability Week this year, we have curated resources on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
"Hosting a trip that included volunteers with physical challenges and developmental disabilities was fairly unusual for World Renew, but it was worth the effort," said Art Opperwall, program manager for World Renew DRS.
This Resource Guide from the United Church of Christ includes worship resources on mental illness such as sermon ideas, complete sermons, a litany, unison prayers and more.