Resources for Accessibility
The A-Team (Accessibility Ministry Team) of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod provides materials, guidelines, and other resources for assisting congregations and groups to be accepting and accessible. Below you will find information for worship on Accessibility Sunday, usually celebrated on a Sunday in October.
Tips for making your church accessible
The "A Team" 2-Step
1. Attitude All God's people need to worship and learn. All God's people need the spiritual gifts of people with disabilities. The church is 'disabled' without people with disabilities.
2. Adapt With the right attitude, you discover that most adaptations are cheap and simple. Plan and budget for the 'biggies'...ramps, elevators, and renovations.
For a longer accessibility check list, contact the Rev. William Horn of the "A Team" at 610-797-6019, or email@example.com.
Click here for stories and pictures of congregations that made their buildings accessible.
In the Prayer of the Church
Creator God, you have blessed each of us with our own gifts and abilities, despite the disabilities we all have. Help us to open our hearts and minds and doors to people with special needs and challenges as partners in your kingdom and lead us to be advocates for full opportunity and justice for them in our churches, communities, and nation.
From the day’s readings (2010)
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