A Church for All People>> Read more
Some congregations are finding that when they talk openly about mental health, it becomes natural to include mental health problems in the care and support they offer.
A Generous Exchange>> Read more
A younger helper learns from a powerful teacher who happens to be an older woman with developmental disabilities
A Gift for Loving>> Read more
A father learns that his son has a gift for loving others, which he shares freely with his church family.
A New Commandment>> Read more
Will we let people with cognitive disabilities wash our feet and transform our conceptions of what it means to be a Christian and what it means to be human?
A Time to Heal>> Read more
A family learns to rebuild trust after a child with mental health challenges spends time in juvenile detention.
And Who Is My Neighbor?>> Read more
Seattle Mennonite members are companions to neighbors who have been homeless, many of whom have a mental illness.
Sam Rennebohm and Jim Zahniser
Anti-Ableism 101>> Read more
Learning from people with developmental disabilities to experience healing as a broken person
Beautiful Day>> Read more
Ron Sandison's journey with autism has been like the weather in Michigan, filled with both beautiful days and thunderstorms.
Blessings of a CARE Network>> Read more
Jim Smith's family is blessed by a congregational network of care that helps them cope with their son's schizophrenia and a demanding work and travel schedule.
Bridget's Blessing>> Read more
A friend, met just minutes before, soothed my deepest grief for my aunt with the sweetest of smiles and the deepest of understanding. Like my aunt, my new friend had Down Syndrome.
Camp Safari>> Read more
Camp Safari for people with intellectual disabilities was a new camp this year for the Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren.
Can I Play Too?>> Read more
Adults have a unique opportunity to create a supportive climate for children with autism by educating typical peers about autism.
Caring over the long haul>> Read more
We hit on a sustainable pattern of support that gave me the encouragement I needed to manage complex family issues without wearing out my support team.
Come as You Are!>> Read more
Worship at Parables Community Church emphasizes belonging and empowerment for those with disabilities and their families
Come Live with Me>> Read more
Five things I never knew about people with developmental disabilities until I started living with them. By Deborah Ferber.
Committed to Mutual Support>> Read more
To members of Forest Hills Mennonite Church, supporting one another during tough times is a matter of course, including stepping in to support a member with multiple sclerosis.
Christine Guth with Cheryl Hollinger
Discovering Discrepancies>> Read more
Opening our eyes to the mistreatment of adults with developmental disablities in the legal system, and a challenge to become involved.
Friendship's Worship Team>> Read more
A worship team from Friendship Community involves persons with intellectual disabilities in leading worship in Pennsylvania congregations.
From Cure to Community>> Read more
YouTube video presentation by Christine Guth: From Cure to Community: Biblical Interpretation that Challenges the Stigma of Mental Illness.
God's Vision>> Read more
February is Low Vision awareness month.
Mark Pickens works with churches to change
their perspectives of people with disabilities.
Hear Then the Parable>> Read more
When we enter into authentic friendship with people with disabilities our worldviews and preconceived notions of humanity are confronted and transformed.
How do you know?>> Read more
Congregational Accessibility Network can help you learn how welcoming your church is to persons with disabilities
Hsi-Fu’s Gift>> Read more
Getting to know Hsi-Fu is an adventure, and once you form a friendship with him, you know you are holding a rare gem in the palm of your hand.
I'm Famous!>> Read more
Introducing Ellie Wenger, a teenage girl with Down syndrome who lives a rich life
Kathy Nofziger Yeakey
It's all in the face>> Read more
While I see a face with Down syndrome and think of home and life, our culture looks at this face and sees only abnormality.
Let Them Be Sad>> Read more
Thoughts on creating open and vulnerable spaces for comforting those experiencing depression, sadness, and disillusionment.
Little Things>> Read more
Those who know persons with disabilities know how important little things are – a sound, a movement, a breath. Wilfred Martens tells about the profound gift of a smile where it's least expected.
Making a way where there is no way>> Read more
Matt Yeater, a recent graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, has been awarded the 2016 Dr. Jacob Boletin Award by the National Federation of the Blind for his work in making biblical languages accessible to blind people.
Annette Brill Bergstresser
Making Her Presence Known>> Read more
Enabling people with intellectual disabilities to fully express themselves requires turning away from society's discomfort with difference.
MCUSA Convention Accessibility Coordinator Named!>> Read more
Elizabeth Vendley will serve as Accessibility Coordinator for MCUSA Convention at Orlando. Elizabeth will organize efforts to provide services and supports that will make Convention more accessible and participatory for those with disabilities.
Ministry at L'Arche>> Read more
Deborah Ferber reflects on the connection between living at L'Arche and her seminary studies preparing for ministry.
My Brother Who Doesn’t Say a Word>> Read more
Even though Christopher cannot speak, Deborah has learned that togetherness can happen when they share a meal together, listen to good music together, or laugh at a good joke.
Need and Creatureliness>> Read more
Many people with developmental disabilities know and befriend their neediness, and thus are able to live in a freedom of the Spirit that can also be transformative for us.
On Learning to Live a Lot>> Read more
Life lessons from living with people with developmental disabilities: Learning to live a lot suggests that we haven’t giving up, that we are still breathing and moving forward.
Open Hearts, Open Doors>> Read more
Good news for people with disabilities is close to the heart of Jesus’ gospel message and the mission of Anabaptist Disabilities Network.
Open Roof Fellowship>> Read more
Your congregation is invited to join the Open Roof Fellowship if you are a Church of the Brethren congregation committed to and actively engaged in ministry to and with persons with disabilities.
Partners in Ushering>> Read more
Mari Janzen took the initiative to make Tom her ushering partner, and together they are learning to know everyone in their large congregation.
Ready and Able>> Read more
Tony Walters, a deacon at Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren who happens to have autism, helps prepare for the congregation's love feasts.
Redefining Disability>> Read more
At First Mennonite Church, ability or disability seem irrelevant, as persons with disabilities contribute through leadership and other gifts.
Ryan Brennan, with Jeanette Harder and Christine Guth
Reflecting on Disability>> Read more
The lived experience of disability nudges us continually toward an inclusion that moves far beyond making our churches physically accessible, to a sense of the table of Christ’s fellowship open for all.
Sparks of Redemptive Grace>> Read more
Sparks of Redemptive Grace: Seeking and Seeing God amid a Loved One’s Mental Illness, by Catherine P. Downing, reviewed by Christine Guth.
Reviewed by Christine Guth
Surviving Depression>> Read more
Those of us with mental illness deeply need people who will face the abyss with us without flinching, writes Christine Guth.
Thank You>> Read more
The words “thank you,” coming from a man who rarely speaks, embody God's hospitality and gratitude to a caregiver
The Edinburgh Rain>> Read more
Even in the wake of mental illness and homeless, each person's unique story of incredible resilience and strength does not change.
The Lord is My Strength>> Read more
Erick Sawatzky brought together Anabaptist beliefs and lived experience with disability to suggest elements of an Anabaptist disability theology
Christine Guth, Erick Sawatzky
The Peace of Christ>> Read more
Can we open our hearts and lives to the most vulnerable so that they can transform our vision about what it means to be Christian, citizens, and human?
The Third Servant>> Read more
When we see a sister or brother who reminds us of the third servant—despondent, suspicious, avoiding all risk—our invitation is to bear that beloved child of God up before the throne of mercy.
The Weak are Indispensable!>> Read more
Could the Apostle Paul have been thinking about people with disabilities when he wrote, “The members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable”?
The Wisdom of God>> Read more
By choosing to become the scapegoat of humanity’s violence, Jesus radically identifies with the suffering “other”
Tragedy Opens a Door>> Read more
Pastor Bob Molsberry reflects on the hit-and-run bicycle accident that has left him using a wheelchair and how this experience contributes to his ministry overseeing congregations in Ohio.
True Prayer>> Read more
Today I experienced a real God moment while praying with our core members at L’Arche.
We Are Able Workcamp>> Read more
A balance of work and play helps create lasting friendships that makes this workcamp a meaningful experience for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities.
When Something Goes Right>> Read more
When things go right for someone having a violent psychotic break, you can be sure that an engaged community is providing support, both in the moment and behind the scenes.
Christine Guth, June 24, 2013
Where's the justice in that?>> Read more
Why are so few people with developmental disabilities present in our churches? Next time you go to church, have a look around, note who is in attendance and resolve to do what you can do to bring those who aren’t already there into the fold.
Will you be my friend?>> Read more
For the first time I understood that people with developmental disabilities asked the same questions and shared the same hopes that I did.
Worlds Changed by MCS>> Read more
Living with Mutiple Chemical Sensitivities requires lifestyle changes and supportive friends who are willing to adapt.