Finding tangible expressions of the gospel in a new church home.
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Connections   February 2016
Including Persons with Mental Illness and Disabilities
Joshua Dean finds a new church home where faith is a way of life
Protecting vulnerable congregation members
Summer service opportunity for young people with developmental disabilities
Book Review: Teachers of the Soul, by David Gullman
Church of the Brethren Open Roof Award
Church of the Brethren Congregations are invited to join the Open Roof Fellowship
Review of Special Needs Parenting by Lorna Bradley

Faith in action transcends disability

Joshua Dean was skeptical, reluctant and a little scared upon venturing up the hill to Slate Hill Mennonite Church, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, for the first time. He had faced fears and stigmatization before and was nervous he might find more of the same. Instead, he found a welcoming community of believers to help him along life’s journey.  Read more...

Safety for vulnerable populations

By Anna Groff

It is an unfortunate truth that children and adults with chronic medical conditions or disabilities are at increased risk for abuse and neglect. Having a clearly defined protection plan for responding to any safety concern that arises enables people to act responsibly and appropriately during confusing and emotional situations. Read more...

2016 We Are Able Workcamp

Service Opportunity

For young people ages 16-23 with intellectual disabilities who want to serve others while having fun and other young adult volunteers who want to work alongside people with disabilities
When: July 10-13, 2016
Where: Brethren Service Center, New Windsor, MD

Review: Teachers of the Soul

Teachers of the Soul: The Heart of God Revealed through People with Disabilities, by David J. Gullman (WestBow Press, 2015), weaves together personal stories and reflection to invite transformation through welcoming people with developmental disabilities into our lives and our faith communities. Reviewed by Christine Guth. 

Open Roof Award

Review: Special Needs Parenting

Lorna Bradley's new book, Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving, offers needed emotional and spiritual support for Christian parents raising children with disabilities. In succinct, thoughtful chapters, she reflects on issues that commonly arise for parents of children with disabilities, such as God’s role in disability, grief and guilt, self-care, and finding hope. Reviewed by Christine Guth. Read more...

OUR VISION: Faith communities are transformed when individuals with disabilities and their God-given gifts and experiences enjoy full inclusion in the Body of Christ. 
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