To all Disability Concerns volunteers—regional advocates, church advocates, advisory committee/guiding coalition members, and so many more of you that support our ministry in many ways—we want to pause and say thank you.
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Today we remember advocate Betty Van Deemter, revisiting an article written awhile ago by her friend and fellow advocate, Hank Kuntz.
For a congregation to show agility in accommodating their congregants with disabilities means they cannot continue to do things the way they always did.
On June 23 of this year, Barb sent us a message that began, “I heard someone say that there are times in life when you are driving on this great road and you hit a patch of black ice. All of a sudden, life seems quite out of control."
Disability Concerns hosted their first fully online Leadership Training event this year! It was a very successful event that focused on the theme of agility.
This fall, I am spending time with the story of the man born blind in John 9. I am in midst of writing an academic paper around ministry, leadership, and disability, and some of that work might spill out in my CRCNA work!
Like so many people who have disabilities, Melissa Blake writes that people often sell her short. She is concerned that this marginalization will grow worse under the new president’s leadership.
With the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the CRC and RCA are highlighting this significant civil rights legislation by reaffirming their full support of people with disabilities.