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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...

2018 Summer Friendship Gathering Season Finishes with Two Events

2018 Summer Friendship Gathering Season Finishes with Two Events

The Summer Friendship Gathering season has come to an end with two more Spirit filled events, one at Cornerstone Lutheran with College Park Church, and a second at Spirit of Joy Church. On the third day of each Gathering we learned how we are empowered by the Holy...

Cross of Grace and LifePoint turns out for their Gathering

Cross of Grace and LifePoint turns out for their Gathering

These Gatherings are an important time for our friends with intellectual disabilities, but also for their friends from church.  The church member turnout has been overwhelming at all the Gatherings, including this Gathering with the Friendship groups from Cross of...

Messiah hosts one of two Gatherings last week!

Messiah hosts one of two Gatherings last week!

What a great week with a Gathering with Messiah and St Andrews Lutheran Churches, and a second Gathering with Cross of Grace Lutheran and LifePoint Churches! The video link below shows photos from the Gathering with Messiah and St. Andrews, and it will be the first of...

Gathering Video that Spans Decades

Gathering Video that Spans Decades

Three churches came together this past week for their first Summer Friendship Gathering. Chuck has been leading his Friendship Group from Christ the Savior for more than 27 years. Brandywine also started their group during the 1990’s and the Friendship Group at...

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 Cor. 3:9)...

Is a Summer Friendship Gathering Necessary?

Is a Summer Friendship Gathering Necessary?

This week, King of Glory hosted their first Gathering. Liz, one of our friends who is blind, said over and over, “Praise God.” Together we learned about how we have been recreated in Christ and motivated to be the light of Jesus in our hurting world. Liz demonstrated...

Was the Summer Friendship Gathering at Trinity too Short?

Was the Summer Friendship Gathering at Trinity too Short?

We all had a great time at the Trinity Summer Friendship Gathering learning that we are God's Masterpiece when we live "in Christ."  We sang and worshiped together, studied the Bible and had great fellowship; our friends with disabilities, their families, caregivers,...