On Sunday, Oct 15, our fall worship series on “Bodies: Not Bad!” will focus on the experience of disability. One of the complex realities of life is the diversity of physical abilities and needs among us. Even as we bear the image of God, some of us face physical and mental limitations that make life difficult, particularly in a world designed for fully functioning minds and bodies. These challenges impact ability and relationships and mental health, yet they do not reduce our value and worth.

This has long been a priority for our congregation--we’ve done our best to include and appreciate and journey with those among us whose bodies are challenging. We’ve visited hospital rooms, built ramps and elevators, given hugs, and offered friendship, mentoring, and encouragement whenever able. And despite our best intentions, at times we’ve stumbled over our words, failed to offer the help that was needed, and overlooked and excluded and mistreated each other.

If we take seriously the value of each individual as “created by God, of God,” we must keep working at making space--physically, relationally, and spiritually--specifically for people with physical and mental disabilities.

How can we continue to pay attention and serve each other in these ways? You tell me! You’re invited to an open conversation about this on Wed, Oct 11, 7:30pm at WMC. My hope is partly to learn some things to shape the worship service on Oct 15, and mostly to talk together about how the church can respond better to the ongoing needs and desires among us.

 

When

Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Family Singing Time 10:15 a.m.
Junior Sunday School and Nursery during the morning worship.


Contact

Phone 306-373-2126
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Pastor Joe Heikman
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