Disability Ministries will be an active part of each local church’s ministry. Local churches will recognize that Jesus, Himself, set the example of Disability Ministry in His earthly ministry. Realizing that more than 20% of the population is people with disabilities, will be a motivating factor for these churches.
The Conference Disability Ministry team sees its mission as making a difference in the world as disciples of Jesus Christ reaching out and ministering to people with disabilities. We believe that our Mission holds with the Annual Conference’s priorities of Leadership for 21st Century and of Empowering a New Generation of believers.
In a previous newsletter, we told you about our partnership with Merrimack Hall in Huntsville, Alabama. In this newsletter, we are happy to announce two special opportunities for those in our North Alabama Conference family with disabilities. If you or someone connected to your church would like to attend either of these events, please use the contact information in the flyers below OR contact Deb Wade (firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-778-7783; 256-303-1527).
In 2012, two sessions of Camp Merrimack will be offered. Classes for children ages 3-7 will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and children, ages 8-12, will attend from 1 to 4 p.m.
Classes will include music, theatre, dance and visual art. With their positive approach, engaging philosophy and 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio, the overall experience is different from any other. Camp Merrimack provides students with opportunities to build social skills and creates an environment where they are sure to succeed!
The second opportunity available to young adults and adults with developmental disabilities is a FREE concert with the Tangerine Tambourines!!! Use the contact information in the flyer above or you may send information to Deb Wade (email@example.com or 256-778-7783; 256-303-1527).
Any church with an active Disability Ministries can send their information to their District Director of Disability Ministries. We will then contact you for more information for an article and for pictures. Our next newsletter will be the August edition. Information for the August edition should be sent to the appropriate District Director no later than July 8, 2012.
Deb Wade - 62 Black Rd., Somerville, AL 35670; (256)778-7783; firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Spiritual Guide
Celia Vest - 62 Black Rd., Somerville, AL 35670; (256)778-7633; email@example.com
Central District (Co-Chairs)
JoAnne Minnitt - 16276 AL Hwy 91, Hanceville, AL 35077; (256)352-4401; firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlene Johnson - 13455 AL Hwy 91, Hanceville, AL 35077; (256)287-0959
Joyce French - 25 Timothy Trace, Anniston, AL 36207; (256)237-4082; email@example.com
Mountain Lakes District
Rev. Diane Housler - 415 N 32nd ST, Gadsden, AL 35904; (256)295-1365; firstname.lastname@example.org
Deb Wade - 962 Black Rd., Somerville, AL 35670; (256)778-7783; email@example.com
Northwest District (Temporarily)
Celia Vest - 962 Black Rd., Somerville, AL 35670; (256)778-7633; firstname.lastname@example.org
South Central District
Jennifer McCroskey - 3556 Spring Valley Court, Birmingham, AL 35223; (205)298-7706; email@example.com
Rev. Mike Samuels - 726 S. Lafayette ST., Lafayette AL 36862; (334)864-9478; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Wade Langer - 2130 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Suite B, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; (205)752-0414; email@example.com