Statements like “Come as you are!” are usually plastered all over church materials. But for families like mine, those words are not always true.
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Participate in our online book club this January, or consider hosting your own book club with your congregation.
Elly shares her experience of asking for help in a grocery store, and the unexpected outcome that came from her example.
My hope is that churches aren’t waiting for teens and young adults to get older to serve the community.
Being diagnosed at 22 also came with other complications: I get told, “You’re young, so you wouldn’t understand chronic pain.”
...while I’m human, make mistakes like everyone else, and have these physical differences, I’m perfect in God’s eyes, and that’s what matters.
In particular, high school was hard because I felt so different from my friends and classmates.
Kate Bowler's book, No Cure for Being Human, offered space to share the challenges of life together as a community.
Michèle Gyselinck shares openly about her life living with mental health issues.
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp rise in the number of persons experiencing mental illness, especially anxiety and depression.
Disability Concerns Canada Winter 2022 Newsletter: Introducing Regional Advocates Elly VanAlten and Linda Rosendal
While everyone understands we are all part of the body of Christ, not everyone knows how to be inclusive. “As regional advocates, we are that missing piece.”
Are you part of the Disability Concerns community? If so, we would like to pay for you to attend the Faith Inclusion Network Conference with us. Sign up today!
With gratitude and appreciate, Disability Concerns says goodbye to Mark Stephenson, and welcomes new director, Lindsay Wieland Capel.
Our recent series focused on our newest resources, Everybody Belongs, Everybody Serves. Find resources, videos, and more!
This is the second article in a series of four for our fall 2021 Disability Concerns Canada. In this article Elly Van Alten encourages us to consider how we can be intentional with the connections we make.