2013 Disability Inclusion Resource Packet

June 23, 2013 is designated on the Presbyterian Planning Calendar as Disability Inclusion Sunday.  PHEWA’s Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) has developed our annual Worship & Awareness Resource Packet to help in observing this day- on June 23 or whenever works best in the life of your worshiping community.  This year’s theme, Before and Beyond the Benediction: Inclusion of People of All Abilities, reaches to the very heart of our mission: full inclusion of all “beloved children of God.” We are excited to share with you some stories of the amazing gifts that worshiping communities in our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have nurtured through caring and creative ministries of inclusion.  PDC members believe that every Sunday – and every day between Sundays – should be a day for including all members of the body of Christ in the life of the community, and we dedicate these resources toward that reality.  We will be grateful to hear, via the Response Form in this packet, if you found these resources helpful and how they were used by you.  Thank you.

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  1. I work for a nonprofit that provides resources for persons with disabilities to live independently in their communities. (TheWholePerson.org) I am so thrilled that my church denomination nurtures persons with disabilities in our ministries of inclusion. My heart leaped when I learned of Disability Inclusion Sunday and the resources provided to recognize this in worship.

    by Kim Krueger

    June 12, 2013