Several ministries are dedicated to opening hearts, minds, and doors for people of all abilities in the United Methodist Church and beyond. You can also find local and state ministries at Connect. A locally-printable brochure describing these ministries is available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats. See stories of faith communities making a difference at this site’s News posts (side panel).
Visit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries for Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late-onset deaf resources, like closed captioning, signing, grants, and success stories at churches.
Use the menu at our home page, the site’s search feature or FAQs to find resources for your Disability awareness services and programs. See ways to donate your time or money. Find out how to contact lay and ordained persons who represent disability ministries throughout the USA.
The DMC website highlights some Mental Health Ministries information. MHM “helps faith communities be caring congregations for people living with a mental illness and those who love and care for them.” Visit the link to the Mental Health newsletter in the News panel of this website. Also visit Mental Health Ministries for many more resources.
See resources and success stories on being in ministry with people who experience Alzheimer and forms of dementia. There are tools for caregivers and older adults. The UMC Discipleship Office on Aging & Older Adult Ministries has worked with the AOAM Committee. It also has leadership opportunities and other information.
See information at this DMC website of important agenda and accomplishments of ordained and lay ministers, stories and articles. Also, visit UMAMD for information on getting involved and joining the UMAMD caucus.