Special Needs Parenting

What Part In The Nativity Play Is There for A Disabled Child?

What Part In The Nativity Play Is There for A Disabled Child?

Let’s see the nativity play as a gauge of where our church has gotten to on the road to accessibility, acceptance, inclusion and belonging… For a few, there is indeed ‘Good news for ALL people!’, for others, they are 'arriving at Bethlehem' but still have a lot more to do, for many, they 'haven’t even left Nazareth' yet, there is a long journey ahead, and they haven’t even borrowed a donkey.

Lord, please do not let my child be alone for the holidays

Lord, please do not let my child be alone for the holidays

John is an only child, married to an only child, and raising an only child. So who will celebrate Christmas with his son when he is gone? “So where my child may not have extended family to depend on, we create relationships with people who are most important to us, starting with our church family.” 

Including All Families at Church This Holiday Season

Including All Families at Church This Holiday Season

The holiday season often brings about special events in churches. From live dramas, choirs, dinners, and parties, there’s a variety of activities that local churches host to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas. Will the local church include all members and their families during these celebrations?