The COVID-19 pandemic complicated the challenges of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlighted the ongoing need to address those challenges.
LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry with People With Disabilities’
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley of Bethesda Ministries presents a free webinar titled “Ministry with People With Disabilities.”
Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept
The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.
Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support
By working with people with disabilities alongside their families, communities and employers, Bethesda aims to raise the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and make the case to employers for accommodating and hiring employees with disabilities.
Bethesda observes 115th anniversary, celebrates awareness month
Bethesda Lutheran Communities — an LCMS Recognized Service Organization — provides homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students
Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Register for church interpreter training by May 24
The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.
Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March
The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.
Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs) are here to help
This collection of resources focuses on the fact that God created us exactly as He planned. We offer them here for you, your congregation and the people you serve.
First Bethesda College class graduates in ‘opportunity of a lifetime’
Students with developmental disabilities receive Certificates of Applied Learning May 14 in Mequon, Wis.
The church is for EVERYONE
This new resource from LCMS Health Ministry provides straightforward and inexpensive ideas to help volunteers — Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, youth workers and others — include people of all abilities in their next church event.
Synod to sponsor free workshop on mental illness
“The Church and Mental Health” is planned for Saturday, April 9, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family – Events and Resources for Families with Special Needs
Delores Desemone, Co-Chair of the St. Charles County Chapter of Lutherans for Life, and Jerry Marks, Phd, LCSW, of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri, discuss upcoming events offering resources and fun to families with special needs.
Disability Task Force updating resources
The online resources — designed to assist those with physical and mental disabilities — will be shared via “flash drive” with this spring’s seminary and deaconess graduates.
CUW, Bethesda pioneer program for those with disabilities
Bethesda College of Applied Learning is the new program of Concordia University Wisconsin and Bethesda Lutheran Communities.