Making Your Parish More Disability Friendly

Making Your Parish More Disability Friendly


Did you enjoy our interview with Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director of FAITHTREE Resources on Christian Manhood? In case you missed it, Fr. Chris spoke with Michelle concerning their ministry and the powerful role men carry in the spiritual life of their family.  CLICK HERE to listen to it again.

FAITHTREE isn’t stopping there.

On Sunday night, FAITHTREE Resources began a conversation with people from around the globe during their webinar “Building a Disability-Friendly Church”.

During that webinar, they invited their registrants to pre-order of Faithtree’s newest resource, a book, to be released this November called: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Parish More Disability Friendly.

This resource is packed with information that will help our Orthodox Christian parishes become more inclusive of our brothers and sisters with disability. Full of strategies and practical applications, this book will help to make our churches the safest and most welcoming place for our people.

You, your church, your school, or anyone you choose can access page after page of practical information on how to best equip your community when it comes to disability.

Don’t wait, pre-order your copy now! (The book will be sent in November.)


Faithtree is a ministry of St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Van Nuys, California, a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Its purpose is to provide educational programs from a Traditional Orthodox Christian context in the language of our day and to equip families in North America to live what they believe. Their mailing address is Faithtree Resources, 16643 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91406.



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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.