Access Sunday

Second Sunday in October

Each year, one Sunday is designated on the UCC church calendar as Access Sunday. In 2017, October 8th will be the occasion that all the UCC will join together in celebrating the gifts of persons with disabilities and the strides that the church has made in being more whole through becoming more accessible. It is also a day that we, the church, acknowledge the journey yet to be taken with our sisters and brothers with disabilities.

Pastors and lay leaders, invite your congregation to join your UCC friends around the country in celebrating Access Sunday on this day, or on a Sunday more fitting to your church calendar.

UCCDM has not yet determined what materials will be created for 2017. The prophetic and gospel lectionary passages for Access Sunday 2016 were used in the development of liturgical and exegetical material for Access Sunday 2013 available below.

Resource Materials for prior years include:

Access Sunday, October 11, 2015, Worship Resource

Access Sunday, October 11, 2015, Worship Resource–Large Print

Access Sunday Mission Moment 2014

Access Sunday, October 13, 2013, Worship Resources, UCC

Access Sunday, October 13, 2013, Worship Resources-Large Print, UCC

See “Blessing of the Give-Giving Tools.”

See “Dedication of an Assist Dog: A Litany.”

See “Blessing of the Options: A Litany.”

Gracious God of Wholeness for All, 2007

The following materials can be found in the A2A Curriculum Anybody, Every Body, Christ’s Body: A Congregational Guide for Becoming Accessible to All (A2A)

  • Healing in the Hands We Hold: A Liturgy for InclusionÂ
  • Them vs Us: A Litany