The UCC Disabilities Ministries Board’s Nominations Committee is seeking people who are passionate about disability ministry who would like to serve on our Board. Our Board is made up of people with disabilities, professionals who work in the disability field, and family members of people with disabilities. Our mission is to encourage our denomination to create worship and meeting places, programs and leadership that are accessible to all (A2A) and welcoming and inclusive of all persons with disabilities.
Some of our short term goals include increasing the number of A2A congregations in the UCC; providing guidance to associations, conferences, camps, and other settings of the UCC about how they can live out the commitment to be Accessible to All; encouraging the formation of Conference Inclusion Teams; increasing disability awareness; and major fundraising to support the future of the ministry.
Someone interested in serving with UCCDM should be someone who is a member of a UCC congregation; regularly reads, responds to, and is comfortable with using email; and someone who can devote a minimum of ten (10) hours a month to this work, which includes a monthly conference call meeting of about 90 minutes to two hours. Being a Board Director includes a willingness to make a financial commitment to our disability ministry each year and serve on at least one Board subcommittee. At this time we are looking to fill two terms that will run October 2017-September 2023.
We encourage interested candidates to visit our website at http://www.uccdm.org to learn more about us. The UCCDM Board of Directors is currently most in need of members who are authorized ministers or have completed theological education, as well as men and persons of color and ethnic background,the nominating committee strongly encourages these persons to apply. The nominating form must be filled out online at UCCDM Nominations 2017. Nominations must be received by July 11, 2017.
Yours in Ministry,
Rev. Kelli Parrish Lucas, Chair UCC Disabilities Ministries Board