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Living a Life of Love While Living With a Disability

I don’t have a theological degree and I don’t work in a church or in formal Christian ministry. I’m not a missionary doing grand work in a faraway land. However, God has shown me that my life is my ministry.

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Bearing Hope: Mental Health & the Church

Join us in discovering the intersection of mental health and the church. Learn from experts, pastors, and other local leaders what support is available and how your church can become a safe space.

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Friendship Festival in Oakville, ON, May 12

We'd love for you to join us at the Friendship Festival. The festival provides a day of fun, music, and friendship for individuals with developmental challenges and disabilities. All are welcome! 

Disability Concerns
Newsletter or Periodical
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장애물 헐기 - 2018 봄

주제 : 환영하는 예배. 교회는 장애를 갖은 사람들이 예배에 환영하든지를 (혹 않하든지) 도울 수가 있습니다. 이번 장애물 헐기 호의 글들은 장애를 가진 사람들이 예배드릴때 여러가지로 도울 수 있는 방법들을 설명했습니다.

 

Disability Concerns
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Rompiendo Barreras - Primavera 2018

Los artículos en esta edición de Rompiendo Barreras describen una buena variedad de maneras en que las personas con discapacidad contribuyen en el servicio.

Disability Concerns
Newsletter or Periodical
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Breaking Barriers - Spring 2018

Churches can help people with disabilities feel welcome (or not welcome) in their worship. The articles in this issue of Breaking Barriers describe a variety of ways people with disabilities contribute in worship.

Disability Concerns
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Kent Brinkley's Song

Receiving a gift is not easy for me; I’d much rather play the role of giver. Receiving is so vulnerable. And yet it’s in that place of vulnerability, of both receiving and giving, that we encounter God and discover one another in love.

Disability Concerns
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Worship and Mental Health

What we say or fail to say about mental health concerns in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges.

Disability Concerns
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Murder, Not Mercy Killing

A person with a disability is murdered by their parent or guardian about once a week. At least 219 such murders happened in the United States from 2011 to 2015.

Disability Concerns
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The Pew

The pew is waiting for its favourite words, the words it cherishes the most, the words it was made for. "You may be seated," says the pastor.

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Performing to a High Standard

When preparing for a house concert, Paul Helm decided to hire a piano tuner, Tony Rodriguez, who has autism. The piano sounded beautiful for the concert. 

Disability Concerns
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Hidden Preservative Revealed

In the toy aisle of Walmart, two of my special education students reminded me about being honest and forgiving. There, I was also reminded of this unsettling truth: our society tries not to notice people with disabilities.

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Accept. Include. Celebrate. A Holiday Challenge.

How can we be extra mindful and supportive of persons and families affected by disability during this season? Here are a few ideas. 

Disability Concerns
Newsletter or Periodical
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Rompiendo Barreras - Invierno 2018

En esta edición los lectores de Rompiendo Barreras que contratan personas con discapacidades compartirán a través de sus relatos las lecciones que han aprendido. 

Disability Concerns
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Dear Siblings: a Letter to Those With a Special Needs Siblings

This letter is for “the others”: for my two kids who are not special needs, who are considered typical, and for everyone who has a sibling with any special need(s).

Disability Concerns
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Rewarding Work for Residents With Disabilities

Finding employment is never easy, especially if you have a disability. Here at Anchor we have had a number of success stories.

Disability Concerns
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Hiring People With Disabilities Makes Cents and Sense

An article I read about churches hiring people with disabilities contained helpful information but their approach emphasized that hiring anyone with a disability is fraught with "landmines." Ouch!

Church Admin & FinanceDisability Concerns
Newsletter or Periodical
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Breaking Barriers - Winter 2018

Employing People with Disabilities: Workers with disabilities can transform a work environment in unexpected ways. In this issue, Breaking Barriers readers who employ people with disabilities tell stories of lessons learned. 

Disability Concerns
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Reflections on Working With Disability Concerns

Shortly before her last day working for Disability Concerns, Heather DeBoer wrote this reflection which was published in the Disability Concerns Canada newsletter. 

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Prayer
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A Prayer of Confession After a Suicide

Guilt troubles most suicide survivors. These suggested points help put into words what one may be feeling after their loved one dies. 

Disability Concerns
Litany
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Blue Christmas and Blue Holiday Worship Services

These holiday worship resources from Mental Health Ministries allow worshipers to reflect and accept the reality of where we are emotionally. They offer a message of hope in the midst of our darkness. 

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