Synod Designates Disability Awareness Week

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Synod, the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church, has set the week preceding the third Sunday in October as Disability Awareness Week. Noting that 15 to 20 percent of the population of Canada and the U.S. have disabilities, synod encourages its churches, ministries, and educational institutions to sponsor events that recognize the importance of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities, reminding the people of God that the Lord welcomes all people and creating communities in which every member knows he or she is indispensable.

Synod 2017 is meeting at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., from June 9-15. For continuous coverage while synod is in session, download the Banner app on your mobile device or follow The Banner Magazine on Facebook or @crcbanner on Twitter. You can find more tweeting by following hashtag #crcsynod. News stories will be posted at several times daily. For CRC Communications releases and the webcast, please visit Unless noted otherwise, all photographs are by Karen Huttenga.

About the Author

Clayton Libolt was the long time pastor of River Terrace Church in East Lansing, Mich. Since his retirement, he has served in a variety of interim positions. He is presently serving as the interim senior pastor of Sonlight Community CRC in Lynden, Wash.