When disability welcomes you to church

When my brother-in-law John was a teen, a new minister started at the church that my in-laws had attended for years. John, who has Down Syndrome, had welcomed people at the front door of the church, distributing church bulletins, and carrying candles in for liturgy. He loved serving the church.

4 practical tips for welcoming and including familes with disability in your church

My friend told me about their first Sunday morning when they returned to church after lockdown. Their four young children had forgotten the usual groove of leaving home by a particular time and were in no hurry. When they finally arrived at church, their eight-year-old had drawn all over himself with permanent marker and had no shoes on his feet.