It’s time to celebrate inclusion at your church!
Many Friendship groups already include a “Friendship Sunday” each year. This Sunday is a special opportunity to start an annual “Friendship Sunday” or add another inclusive weekend to your church calendar. Friendship Ministries is excited to host this event in partnership with Faith Inclusion Network.
For one Sunday, we invite you to make accessibility and inclusive ministry – and Friendship Ministries! – a focus at your church. Join this international movement to begin, share, and celebrate the inclusion efforts happening in your faith community!
This is not a conference, but a time to make inclusion a focus at your church for one Sunday. We invite you to join us!
WHO: All advocates for inclusion and belonging – friends, mentors, parents, caregivers, pastors… everyone!
WHAT: A Sunday dedicated to highlighting inclusive ministry
WHERE: At your local church all across the United States and Canada
WHEN: Sunday, March 1
WHY: To begin, share, and celebrate inclusion!
Ways to Get Involved
- Ask your church leadership to incorporate highlights of inclusive ministry at this weekend’s services.
- List the ways your congregation is currently inclusive (hearing-assistive technology, large print materials, sign language usage, etc.) and identify goals for 2020.
- Invite a person or two to share a story of inclusion from up front during your church service, and/or to participate in leading worship.
- Share information about specific types of disability through your church social media, bulletin, website, and email newsletter. Offer tips and tools for ministry alongside people with these disabilities.
- Highlight opportunities for new and better accommodation for people with disability at your church.
- Use Facebook to RSVP to this event and share ideas and resources with other participants. Tag your posts with #communityforall, #c4a and #faithinclusion.
- Create a poster to help engage your church community and give inclusion the spotlight for discussion. Click here for instructions.
- Reach out to the Faith Inclusion Network for more ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.