Speaker on disability ministries at salad supper

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:28 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Women will host a salad supper at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the church fellowship hall, 1915 N. First St., DeKalb.

The supper is a potluck. Guests are asked to bring a dish that serves three to four people to share. The supper is for women only; men may attend the presentation, which is scheduled to begin about 7:30 p.m.

This year’s speaker is Laura Lee Wright, ministry consultant with Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Wright helps local churches establish programming for people with disabilities. The mission of Bethesda Lutheran Communities is to “enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the service that shares the good news of Jesus Christ.”

Wright, who was born with cerebral palsy, has always advocated for those with disabilities. In high school, she was a founding member of Faith In Action and senior class president at Sheboygan Lutheran High School.

During her college years, Wright advocated for disability concerns on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her travels over the years have taken her throughout Europe, all the while teaching about faith and disability.

Guests are asked to RSVP to the church office, 815-758-3203 or office@bethlehemdekalb.org, by 1 p.m. Aug. 31.

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