Disability Concerns shares resources to help your congregation mark Disability Awareness Sunday (October 20, 2019 or whenever works best for your church).
Volunteer and Communications Specialist for Disability Concerns and Safe Church, CRCNA
In this comprehensive resource from the RCA you will find guidelines for addressing sexual assault, liturgies, prayers, sermon ideas, song suggestions, and much more.
There is one article specific to the Canadian context, but the remainder of the pieces are must-reads all over North America.
In a powerful blog, Hilary Jerome Scarsella reflects on what she has experienced and witnessed in the years following her sexual assault on the campus of her seminary.
What keeps many people with a disability from being considered for a leadership position? I've included a video that raises awareness about how pastoral search teams can discriminate against leaders with a disability.
Often we are changed in and by our relationships with people with disabilities and their families. Consider these videos a glimpse into their lives and an invitation to deepen relationships in your congregation and community.
Topics include children and youth with disabilities, mental health issues, ways of showing welcome that go beyond physical accessibility, and more. Here they are in one post for your convenience.
Recently a church member asked, “How long have you suffered with your disability?” I immediately replied, “I have lived with my Cerebral Palsy since birth.”
In this video Dori Dykstra reflects on how she feels called to be in relationship with others in the Body of Christ and how that both encourages and prepares her to pick up the phone or send an email.
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Thank you for sharing Jane - I love your response to that question!posted on: Violence against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue
Thank you very much for sharing Bart! Sounds like an excellent play!
Here's some more background: In Canada, the Mennonite Central Committee promotes the Circle of Grace program as well as...posted on: #Churchtoo - the Play, the Drama
I very much agree with you Kelly. It pleases me to hear your continuing support of your wife's leadership! Modeling for the community a partnership approach to power as we serve God together....posted on: Partnership View of Power
Thank you! Even though you weren't at the event, I'm glad to share my reflections with you - so we can continue supporting one another in this ministry! I am grateful for your ministry in...posted on: An Evening With Tarana Burke, #MeToo Founder
Thank you very much, Jane, for sharing your experiences of the conference! Sounds like you came home re-energized to share in this challenging and valuable ministry!
Wonderful to see and hear about Jamie and Joshua offering their ministry in community!posted on: Faithfully Serving at Ideal Park Church
Many thanks Faye. Look forward to working with you!
Thank you very much! Look forward to working with you!
Thank you - great to connect! You can reach me at [email protected] - please share your info there!