Rejoicing Spirits Testimony
By Pam Abbott
My sister Laurie was born with Down syndrome and has an intellectual disability. Laurie and I are 15 months apart in age; we have lived apart for most of our lives so we never attended church or had the opportunity to worship together. That is until four years ago, when we went to our first Rejoicing Spirits Service at the Calvary Lutheran Church in West Chester.
From the time we pulled into the parking lot, we were embraced in a big symbolic hug from greeters who warmly welcomed us as we entered the church. I couldn’t get over how friendly and accommodating everyone was to make sure our experience was a good one. Over the course of two years, Laurie became very comfortable and confident in her sense of “Belonging” at this service.