Ability Sunday date for 2018 announced
Livability has announced the date of 9th September for this year’s Ability Sunday – an all inclusive day that welcomes the gifts of all.
Livability is calling churches UK-wide to join together and mark out this as a special day in their community. With a focus on disability, the day is about celebrating the gifts of everyone and working for inclusive and accessible church.
Building on broader work and training from Livability about accessible church, Ability Sunday provides churches with information on inclusive church as well as tools for an accessible service. This includes a sermon outline and notes – based on a Biblical theme.
The aims of Ability Sunday
Create places of welcome: Ability Sunday is where disabled people are welcomed and enabled to express themselves and build confidence, offering opportunities for friendship and communal experience.
Celebrate gifts: Ability Sunday is a day when churches rejoice in the crucial contribution that disabled people make to the life of the church and start the journey to include disabled people in the worship, work and life of the church.
Connect with community: Inclusion and community is on the heart of every church. Beyond the day of Ability Sunday, participant churches can access ongoing training and resources to support disabled and vulnerable people get more connected with their local community.
Inspiration from the Bible
“Now God gives us many kinds of special abilities, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service to God, but it is the same Lord we are serving. There are many ways in which God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work in and through all of us who are his. The Holy Spirit displays God’s power through each of us as a means of helping the entire church.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 Living Bible (TLB)Register your church to take part