08/26/2015
Direct Support Professional (DSP) is the umbrella term that most social service agencies use to describe people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities. A DSP’s job is make sure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can lead a full life.
08/26/2015
We’re pleased to announce that our next month of digital prayer will be in November. Last year our prayers focused on giving thanks for our host sites and the individuals and organizations who support people with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt from last November’s prayers:
08/26/2015
  1. Pray for DSPs during your Sunday morning worship services.
    Use your prayers to give thanks for the work they do and ask for God to give them strength, fulfillment and support.

  2. Recognize them in Rejoicing Spirits worship.
08/26/2015

One of the services that Mosaic provides is customized logos for each host site. If you would like an updated logo with the newest version of the Rejoicing Spirits logo, please email the following information to Carrie Gubsch at carrie.gubsch@mosaicinfo.org:

08/24/2015
Based on your feedback from last spring, we’re planning on offering a few conference calls for host site leaders this fall. If you were unable to attend a call, we encourage you or a member of your host site team to sign up. We hope these 45–60 minute calls will give host site leaders the opportunity to gather together, share ideas, struggles and victories and much more. Calls will be scheduled Oct. 7-8 and Nov. 3-5. Congregations who are unable to participate in phone conferences sometime this year will be required to fill out the annual survey.
08/07/2015
Susan and Michael Bolig sat with their son Ryan, listening and responding to a litany in a Rejoicing Spirits worship service when something remarkable happened.
07/06/2015

By Joyce Hope and Pat Swalm, Calvary Lutheran West Chester, Penn.

Rejoicing Spirits at Calvary Lutheran Church in West Chester, Penn., will celebrate its 11th year anniversary in October. Starting with a small core of worshippers, it now has an average of 65–70 in attendance each month (though it serves an overall greater number), with the expectation of continued growth.

07/06/2015

We’re pleased to share the following resources created by Mosaic to help congregations teach and grow in ministry with people with disabilities.

There is a a sermon by the Rev. Brian Krause, an ELCA pastor with mild cerebral palsy (Bio included.) Also included are a children’s sermon and Confirmation lesson plan. 

07/06/2015
“It is only as we meet and share together person-to-person, eye-to-eye, and heart-to-heart that we discover what it means to be human and to discover the joy of being together, working together towards a common mission of peace and unity.” Jean Vanier, Catholic theologian and disability advocate
07/06/2015
Thanks to the more than 30 leaders and volunteers who have joined our host site leaders group! We know thereare more of you out there, so please find us online so we can continue to grow and learn together.

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