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Putting out welcome mats for Palm Sunday worship

While churches traditionally welcome special guests for worship on Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, that welcome is happening a week sooner for some of our congregations. And that seems appropriate, since… Read more

Disability Awareness Sunday is Jan. 14

The Eastern PA Conference’s Disability Ministries Committee urges churches to celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday Jan. 14 or on a more convenient date. The UMC’s Book of Discipline calls for every conference and church to celebrate…  Read more

Celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday

The Eastern PA Conference’s Disability Ministries Committee urges churches to celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday Jan. 22 (or on a more convenient date). The UMC’s Book of Discipline calls for every conference and church… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Privilege’

We are living in a time when our country is becoming more and more aware of white privilege. According to Wikipedia, “White privilege is a term of societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries…  Read more

Disability group to serve, educate conference members

At the Eastern PA Annual Conference, June 16-18, the Disability Concerns Committee will have a registration table to offer large-print materials and audio…  Read more

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Churches urged to support American Disabilities Act

On July 26, 2015, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA. On that date in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans… Read more

A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities

Bishop Peggy Johnson (see photo at left from the documentary) has a lead interview as part of an extraordinary documentary by Diva Communications on creating places in faith communities for persons… Read more

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Plenty of help for persons with disabilities at Annual Conference

‘We are going to try to be everywhere’ Each year at Annual Conference the EPA Conference Disability Concerns Committee makes certain there are about 20 handicapped parking spaces reserved outside… Read more