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21 Oct

Belonging: Becoming an Inclusive Church

Time & Date

Event Starts:
10/21/2017 8:30AM
Event Ends:
10/21/2017 3:00PM
Time Zone

ET - Eastern Time

Registration Deadline

10/11/2017 12:27PM

Location

Ashland Theological Seminary - Gerber Auditorium
910 Center St.
7068 Greenbriar Drive
Ashland, OH 44805
United States

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Contact Info:

Steve Court
Scourt@eocumc.org
800-831-3972, ext. 136

Event Details

Audience: All

This event will provide resources for caregivers, families and congregations about ways in which persons with developmental differences may fully belong to and participate in the Body of Christ. Keynote speaker Barbara J. Newman of the Christian Learning Center has written several books on creating a place of welcome in congregations for persons with disabilities, including “Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship”, “Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities,” “Autism and Your Church,” and “Body Building: Devotions to Celebrate Inclusive Community.” Resources will also be provided by Joni and Friends, Columbus, Ohio, which is committed to helping Christians become involved in serving people and families affected by disability. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening worship and introductins following at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch and a resource book. Seminary or theological students may attend for free. Registration is limited to 150 persons. Deadline for registration is Oct. 11.

Sponsored by:

Annual Conference -  East Ohio

CLC Network; Joni and Friends