Our Stories

Stories of God at work in ministries with people with intellectual disabilities are a great source of encouragement for people involved in these ministries. These stories also provide inspiration to congregations and individuals considering connecting with Connection Ministries. Many of our volunteers have a great deal of experience, some involved for 25 years or more. Their stories and experiences are a valuable resource as Connection Ministries equips other congregations and volunteers to minister with friends with disabilities.

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...

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The Connection Ministries Angel

The Connection Ministries Angel

This year, we have included a picture of an angel in the Connection Ministries Christmas appeal letter.  However, this is no ordinary angel! The angel is made up of thousands of pictures that show our adult friends with disabilities, volunteers, and families involved...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Summer Friendship Gathering Season Starts at Living Hope!

Summer Friendship Gathering Season Starts at Living Hope!

Our first Summer Friendship Gathering at Living Hope Christian Church in Gaston is complete and God was moving. Following the worship service on the third day, our friends with disabilities and caregivers stood up and shared their thoughts with the volunteers at the...

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