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Welcome! We're glad you're here.
 
You have probably found us because:
 
a) You're involved in a Friendship group,
b) You're thinking about becoming involved in a Friendship group, or
c) You're passionate about disability ministry and including all people, regardless of ability or disability, in the life of the Church.

This is the first in a series of monthly blog posts designed for you, for people who believe that:

  • Everyone is created in the image of God and deserving of love and justice.
  • Redemption is a gift to all, a gift that is not dependent on a certain level of intelligence.
  • The church is complete only when it includes all of God's children.

Journey with us here as we share stories, inspire ideas, and create opportunities to more effectively minister beside individuals who have an intellectual disability.
Peace,
Your friends at Friendship Ministries

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I'm looking forward to seeing what great ideas come from this blog!

Hi, I really love this newly added blog.

Hi there, I'm sending you this message because I used to help out with a friendship group in Guelph and I loved it! I no longer live there as I moved home after university but I really do miss being involved in a ministry like this, Are there any locations currently closer to Newmarket?

Hi Katie, I don't think we have anything in Newmarket yet. If you would be willing to email me at admin@friendship.org, I'd be happy to help you search in surrounding areas. Or you could start your own group in Newmarket! We'd love to help you out with that. :-)
Peace, LaVonne

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Hi. I am looking at Ordination but don't feel I will be mainstream. I have four children, three of whom have neuro developmental mixes which include features of Aspergers and ADHD, anxiety, phobias, dyslexia and ADD. Are there any places in North Norfolk which are forward thinking in combining church and neuro diverse people rather than typical? I also had ME for five years and know how inaccessible church can be for many and how they need perhaps a different form of fellowship/Church. I am wondering how I could explore this further. Any ideas? I am very nervous about it all but felt I had to ask!

Just seen you are in Canada - I'm in the UK! Any tips?

Hi Judith,
We get so many requests from people in the UK! I can tell there is a real need for more Friendship-type ministry over there. If you'd like to fill out our "Find a Group" form, I'll be happy to tell you about the groups we know of in the UK. I don't think we have any in Norfolk, but maybe they can give you better ideas than I can for where to start looking...

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