Posted on : Wednesday March 9, 2016
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SILVER SPRING, Md.–Georgia Avenue Baptist Church will host a ‘Disability Awareness Night,’ a special worship service to honor people with disabilities and their families, on March 22, 2016, from 7- 8 p.m.

The goal of this event is increase awareness about people with disabilities and their need for inclusion in faith groups.

Organizers note the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enabled to improve the quality and standard of living for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, the vast majority still face structural, societal and attitudinal barriers that block their full inclusion.

To that end, Georgia Avenue Baptist Church is working together to create new curb cuts and pathways for persons with disabilities.

To celebrate, the church will host this special worship service, urging church members to invite persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and others who do not have a place to worship, to join them. Sign language interpretation will be available. Refreshments will follow.

Georgia Avenue Baptist Church is located at 12525 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Md. (right beside the Glenmont Metro Station).

For more information, contact Jeannette Kah Le Guil at [email protected] or call the church office at (301) 946-1331.