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Introducing Your Church to Special Needs Ministry

The Joni & Friends Ministry is coming to Florence!

The purpose of the Joni & Friends Ministry is to provide training for congregations, families, and service providers that teaches them how they can work together to support the full participation of individuals with disabilities through inclusion, acceptance and awareness. Visit to learn more about this ministry and programs they offer.

Including People with Disabilities in Our Faith Communities

Saturday, May 14th, 9am-12:30pm

Central United Methodist Church-167 N. Irby St, Florence, SC

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Registration Deadline: 5/11/16

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  • 9 am: Disability 101 – Overview of disability ministry.
  • 10 am: Buddy Ministry Basics – How to set up a disability ministry that uses members from your congregation.
  • 11am: Autism and Your Church – An overview of strategies to care for those experiencing Autism.
  • 12 noon: Q&A Session