The United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries has a tradition of making awards at the UCC Synod. The UCCDM Awards recognize the contributions of congregations, other church settings, and individuals who have contributed to the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the church.
Nominations are now open for the UCCDM Awards which will be announced at the Health and Wholeness Luncheon at Synod 2017. Individuals, churches, and other settings of the church may nominate others or themselves. Awards may be given in the following categories:
- churches & organizations that have demonstrated leadership in accessibility,
- individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in disabilities ministries, and
- the Virginia Kreyer Award, a lifetime achievement award given to an individual who has made significant contribution to disabilities ministries in the larger church. The Virginia Kreyer Award has only been given twice and is reserved as a high award given only on occasion.
Nominations can be submitted on-line at UCCDM Synod Award Nominations 2017 The Deadline for nominations is May 31, 2017.