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Disability Awareness and Advocacy Sunday

October 16

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Resources for today’s worship are available at https://umcdmc.org/worship/.

1990.11: Disability Awareness and Advocacy Sunday

1990 Journal, p. 37

WHEREAS, Persons with disabilities are called to be faithful servants in the ministry of Jesus Christ in much the same way as their able-bodied peers; and,

WHEREAS, Despite various physical and mental challenges, persons with disabilities share gifts of nurturing as well as being nurtured; of giving as well as receiving; of actively participating in ministry rather than always being viewed as recipients of ministry; and,

WHEREAS, During the 1976-1980 quadrennium, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church appointed the Task Force on Ministry with Persons with. Handicapping Conditions to study and 30 research issues of structural accessibility, inclusive forms of ministries and theological considerations relevant to mental and physical disabilities; and,

WHEREAS, It is the consensus of the Desert Southwest Conference Committee on Ministry with Persons with Handicapping Conditions that all Desert Southwest United Methodist congregations should strive toward increased awareness and acceptance of persons with disabilities;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT, The Third Sunday in October of each year be designated as Disability Awareness and Advocacy Sunday in the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church and that this date be so indicated in the official 1991 United Methodist Program Calendar.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, All United Methodist members be challenged to engage in careful thought, intentional prayer, and loving action to overcome as many barriers, both architectural and attitudinal, to handicapped people as possible within the body of Christ and the secular community.

Resources for today’s worship are available at https://umcdmc.org/worship/.

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