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Better than a Bowl of Candy

Inspiring Abilities Expo brought to you by FUSE                 Nellie made the FUSE Inspiring Abilities Expo a fun event for everyone.  All the tables have a bowl of candy to attract visitors, and we did the same.  But Nellie...

Celebrating the New Year!

Celebrating the New Year!

2020 Winter Newsletter   You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true...

Friends Inspire Growth, as “Iron Sharpens Iron”

Friends Inspire Growth, as “Iron Sharpens Iron”

                    2019 Fall Newsletter                     The mission of Connection Ministries is to “equip churches” to minister with our friends who have intellectual disabilities. When we gather for training, we truly “sharpen” each other. The cross...

Summer Friendship Volunteer Training

Summer Friendship Volunteer Training

Prepare! “Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”                                                                                            Proverbs 24:27 In the same way, there is much to prepare before hosting a...

Summer Friendship Gathering 2019

Summer Friendship Gathering 2019

In His Steps Fix our eyes on Jesus Hebrews 12:2 Our everyday lives can blot out our view of Jesus as we try to follow Him, but we can walk in Jesus’ steps together at this summer’s Friendship Gatherings.  We are excited to have 10 churches partnering with Connection...

Good News, and Great Joy for All the People!

Good News, and Great Joy for All the People!

Everyone likes good news! We get excited when we hear about the birth of a baby, or a friend getting married.  Can you imagine the shepherd’s excitement as described in the Gospel of Luke when the angel said; “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause...

Plan Ahead! A Thriving Friendship group, Tip #1

Plan Ahead! A Thriving Friendship group, Tip #1

As the Friendship season begins, Connection Ministries will be sending out useful tips and hints that you are welcome to incorporate into the Friendship group at your church!   These tips are a great way to continue strengthening the Friendship groups,...

Go Make Disciples!

Go Make Disciples!

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”  Romans 10:15 How many of us have drawn closer to God because someone shared their faith story with us? I certainly have!  The word “Go” in the...

Great Friendship Selfie Tips

Great Friendship Selfie Tips

    Adults with intellectual disabilities, families, and caregivers: matter to God, and therefore matter to the Church. have relationships which include them in Sunday worship, church activities, and beyond. are bonded together as co-laborers with God. (1...

Ted Baer has gone to be with the Lord

Ted Baer has gone to be with the Lord

Ted Baer, a dear friend and co-laborer in this ministry, passed away this morning.  Ted and his wife Marsha have been part of this ministry in many capacities for more than 20 years.  Most of us knew Ted through his commitment to the woodcrafts where he was as much a...