Since lockdown began, Heather DeBoer of Friendship Ministries Canada been sharing some tips to help Friendship Groups stay connected. One of her group’s favorite activities has been to have a season ‘kick-off’ pizza dinner. Here’s how Heather’s group made this […]
What does worshipping TOGETHER look like? It’s a meeting point where people of all abilities know that they belong. Similarly, Friendship Groups reflect the diversity represented among their members. Some groups are older; some groups are new. Some groups like […]
Friendship Ministries small groups are an invitation for everyone to come TOGETHER and worship God. Though each Friendship Group is its own community, it’s not often our network of groups can come together in fellowship. In the spirit of community, […]
Our next Friendship Group highlight comes from the other side of Canada: Lacombe, Alberta. Donna Vandenborn serves as a mentor of a wonderful Friendship Group at Bethel CRC. We recently had the pleasure of talking to her about her group. […]
We love hearing from our Friends around the world! We had the pleasure of talking with Betty, a Friendship Group leader at First CRC in Guelph, Ontario. Whether you’re thinking about starting your own group at church or you just […]
by Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ministerio Amistad Bayamo Granma is a province located in southeast Cuba where there are two hard-to-reach communities. In each of these communities there are people with different kind of intellectual disabilities. In Guamo, one of these communities, […]
A spirit of “everyone serving everyone” and planning ahead for accessibility are two characteristics that mark this thriving group in Regina, SK. On any given Wednesday night, nearly a dozen paratransit busses from the city of Regina come to a […]
By Tiena Jones, Aylmer Christian Reformed Church, Aylmer, ON The Christmas Program has been the highlight of the group in Aylmer for many years. We present it to two of our local nursing homes on consecutive weeks. Then our main […]
What does a typical Friendship group look like? Easy answer – there’s no one “right” way to do an inclusive small group!
Ministerio Amistad, the Spanish-speaking arm of Friendship Ministries, is growing! A new Amistad group is opening in partnership with Fundación Restaurando la Simiente (Restoring the Seed Foundation).