Events Calendar

Practicing the Wesleyan means of grace though conference, scholarship, and studying


  • June 19-21, 2020: Abilities Expo online. Link to website.

  • July 10-12, 2020: Abilities Expo, Schaumburg IL (note new date). Link to website.

  • July 31-August 2, 2020: Abilities Expo, Houston TX. Link to website.

  • July 26, 1990: Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law. Link to website
  • August 7-8, 2020, Deaf Ministry Summit
    Grace UMC, Philadelphia
  • August 14-16: Abilities Expo, New York (New Jersey Convention Center) Link to website

  • September 11-13, 2020: Abilities Expo, Phoenix AZ. Link to website.

  • September 23: International Day of Sign Languages.

  • September 24, 2020: PRC webinar, "Caring for families with kids with disabilities", 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Link to website.

  • October 12 - November 20, 2020: Be A Disciple, Theology of ministry with people with disabilities
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
  • December 11-13, 2020: Abilities Expo, Dallas. Link to website

  • February 26-28: Abilities Expo, Los Angeles. Link to website

  • March 1: Annual National Day of Mourning for disabled people killed by family members or others. Link to website.
  • March 3: World Hearing Day, designated by World Health Organization to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
  • March 21: World Down Syndrome Day. This date was chosen because Down syndrome occurs when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome.
  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day.
  • April 15 is National ASL Day, remembering the first Deaf school opening in 1817. Link to website.

  • April 16 is Audio Description Awareness Day. Read more here.

  • October 20-24, 2021:
    Fifth Global Methodist Missions Conference has been rescheduled with some on-line events to be announced.
  • November 5-7, 2021: Abilities Expo, Miami. Link to website


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