By Christy Odum, member of the Advocacy Team and chair of the Ministry with People with Disabilities subcommittee
Hello, South Georgia,
I had the privilege of traveling to Atlanta Sunday, Aug. 13 to attend a worship service and meeting for the Disability Ministries Committee. The worship service was filled with God’s presence and grace. My friend Mark Crenshaw of the North Georgia Conference brought the message and others with disabilities were involved with every aspect of the service. I heard many stories of what United Methodist churches can do to be more inclusive for those of us who have disabilities.
Recently I was asked to start a Disability Ministries Committee for our conference. I am very excited about this. My hope and prayer is that we as South Georgia United Methodists can reach out to our disabled friends and show them the hands and feet of Christ. I have been looking at the website Disability Ministries Committee of The United Methodist Church to see what other conferences are doing and to get ideas of some things we can do here in South Georgia.
I cannot do this alone! If you have a passion for the disability community please join me by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see where the Lord leads us.