Disability Ministries


Accessible to All (A2A) 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that we, the delegates to the 150th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference, welcomes and calls upon the Disabilities Ministries Team to continue to serve as a liaison between the Connecticut Conference and the UCC Disabilities Ministries Board, to continue their ministries of presence at Conference gatherings, their offerings of resources and their advocacy, through preaching and teaching, to encourage our churches to become “Accessible to All.” Read the entire resolution.
 
The Disabilities Ministry Team seeks to raise awareness about accessibility and encourage all settings of the Conference to address accessibility needs.  The team provides resources for local churches, information about educational programs, and is available for consultations.  Contact the Disabilities Ministry Team.
 

Upcoming Events:

Inclusive Voices: Welcoming People with Disabilities- Monday, October 7 at Hartford Seminary

UCC Mental Health Conferences - November 1 and 2 in Phoenix, AZ

 

Resources:

How to become an A2A Congregation- Start the process toward widening the welcome!

A2A Disability Etiquette - Download the brochure and share with your congregation.

Guidelines for A2A Meetings and Events - Planning a meeting? Download this helpful checklist.

United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries- Link to more resources.

Widening the Welcome- read the report of the 2018 Conference at Niagara Falls, NY

Watch the Facebook Live interview - Rev. Kent Siladi talks with Jacky Schofield and Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund of the UCC Disabilities Ministry Team

 

CTUCC Disability Ministries Team:

Jacky Schofield, Chair

Second Congregational Church of Greenwich
jaschofield1952@gmail.com

Rev. Shawn Garan
Second Congregational Church of Greenwich
203-252-4208
shawn@2cc.org

Casey Levine
First Congregational Church of Canton Center
c.levine@comcast.net

Candace Lowe
Asylum Hill Congregational Church 
candace.low2@gmail.com

Pat Kenney
Center Congregational Church of Meriden
pjkenney@cox.net

Marty Knight
South Congregational Church of Middletown
marty327@att.net

Rev. James Silver
First Church of Christ, Congregational in Middletown
revjs13@sbcglobal.net