Disability Etiquette: What You Need to Know
(Posted September 30, 2017)
After becoming legally blind while attending Yale University, Jacky Scholfield heard the call to a ministry in disability advocacy. On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Jacky will share the pulpit at the First Congregational Church of Danbury on Deer Hill Road. "Accessible to All Disability Etiquette: What You Need to Know,” will be the topic of her sermon. After the service, Jackie will lead a discussion in the church's Annie Orr Hall, located behind the sanctuary.
Jacky is a 2007 graduate of Yale Divinity School and is a Member in Discernment. In 2008, she was appointed as a Disability Inclusion Associate by the United Church of Christ (UCC) Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors. She co-founded and leads the Disabilities Ministries Team of the UCC's Connecticut Conference, and recently became a member of the UCC Disabilities Ministries Board. She is a past chairperson of the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities in Greenwich, CT, and worked with the Connecticut Disability Advocacy Collaborative.
About Real Theology at First Church
Jacky's appearance is part of the First Congregational Church's Real Theology series. Real Theology deals with issues that many people in our community face but often do not (or can not) discuss openly. Past topics have included environmental stewardship, treatment of indigenous peoples, the status of undocumented families, Islamic worship, care for our nation's military veterans, and more.