United Methodist disability ministries provide resources to open hearts, minds, and doors for people of all abilities. Print a Disability Ministries Brochure (pdf) | (MS Word). It has an overview of specific ministries that work together. In addition, see stories at this site’s News on the side panel. They highlight persons and churches that make a difference in the faith life of people with disabilities.
Visit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries for Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late-onset deaf resources. DHH supports programs like closed captioning, signing and grants. They also share success stories of churches.
The DMC offers helpful resources for church leaders and people with disabilities. Use the website menu, search feature, or FAQs. You will find resources for YOUR Disability awareness services and programs. In addition, the DMC advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities. Do you want to do more? The “Connect” menu tab directs you to disability representatives. They can share ways to donate your time or money.
Mental Health Ministries helps create caring congregations for people living with mental illness and those who love and care for them.Three ways to connect with MHM follow. As an member of MHM, we highlight timely information. In addition, there’s a link to their newsletter at DMC News. Also, visit Mental Health Ministries for more resources.
UMC Discipleship Older Adult Ministries sponsors webinars. In addition, they offer supports and stories about ministries with people who experience Alzheimer and dementia. Also, the site provides tools for caregivers and for congregations with older adults on staff.
The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities is a caucus group. Some information, like current agenda and accomplishments of ordained and lay ministers, stories and articles is shared at the DMC site. Also, visit UMAMD for information on getting involved and joining the UMAMD caucus.