Helpshop - Including Everyone in God's Love

WhenSaturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
& Registration open at 8:30 am
COST:  $10/person (includes lunch)
Location:   Grove Avenue UM Church
                  501 Grove Ave.
                  Johnstown, PA 15902


Equipping God's People to do God's Work 

What does inclusion mean for me and my church?  How can we be sure we are "Including Everyone in God's Love?"
No matter if your church building is fully accessible or you haven’t begun the process, this HelpShop will have something for you and your church family.

View the Brochure for details and registration information

Small Group Sessions

Pick three (3) when registering…

Out of Our Comfort Zones
Presenter:  Pastor Chad Bogdewic
Butler District
Open to all, but especially for pastors and church leaders.  Disabilities are far reaching and very diverse.  Learn what pastors and churches can do to be more welcoming to people with visible or invisible disabilities.

With What We Have/The Physical Church
Presenter:  Deacon Debbie Hills
Erie-Meadville District
Information and discussion regarding the accessibility audit:  how to do it and how it can help.  Session includes a tour of event site to show and provide experience in conducting an accessibility audit.

In Jesus’ Name
Presenter:  Pastor Sally Jo Snyder
Extension Ministry
Pittsburgh District
Within the congregation—how does, and how can, laity minister to caregivers, family, and each other.  

What is a Disability?
Presenter:  Kristen Sands
Johnstown District
Say “disabled” and many immediately think of a wheelchair ramp for the physically impaired.  There are many disabilities, not all are visible.

 8:30    *Advance registration sign-ins & walk-in registrations
 9:00    Worship and communion
 9:30    General session with Keynote speaker, Pastor Sally Jo Snyder, Extension Ministry, Pittsburgh District
10:30    Break
11:00    Small-group session
Noon    Break
12:15    Lunch
 1:30 -2:30   Small-group sessions, running concurrently with short break in between.
 3:30    Evaluation submissions & adjourn