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Disability Ministries

Our ministries open 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.  Or print a Disability Ministries Brochure (pdf)(MS Word). It describes resources of these ministries. See stories of faith communities making a difference at this site’s News posts (side panel).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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.

Disability Ministries Committee of the United Methodist Church

Use the menu at our home page, the site’s search feature or the FAQs to find resources for YOUR Disability awareness services and programs. Also, see ways to donate your time or money. The “Connect” menu item directs you to lay and ordained disability representatives throughout the USA.

Mental Health

The DMC website highlights current 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.

Older Adults 

See resources and success stories on being in ministry with people who experience Alzheimer and forms of dementia. In addition, 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.

United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities 

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.