Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Joni and Friends will host “Welcoming All God’s Children: Steps for Inclusion in the Church” Sat., May 21, from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Deb Petermann, Joni and Friends Ohio church relations manager, will present “Impact of Disability: A 50-Year Journey from Exclusion to Church Inclusion— A Sibling’s Perspective”.

Additionally, eight workshops will focus on ways to include families affected by disability in the church. A pastor forum will follow from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information and workshop reservations contact Tresia Johnson at 937-352-4095 or tjohnson@joniandfriends.org. To attend the pastor forum, contact the Rev. Calvin Clark at 724-678-6390 or calclark@livesrestored.org. Fee is $15 per person or $50 for a group or four. Registration fee includes training materials and a continental breakfast.

This event is sponsored by Church of the Ascension.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.