Inspiring and equipping God’s church to be welcoming and accessible to all, especially those who are so often marginalised by society and even the church because of learning disability.

CEI Christmas Celebration 27th November

Thank you to all who came to the Celebration and also to the 62 people who joined the live stream on Youtube with 260 connections

If you missed the event don’t worry you can catch up here. Just click on the image on the left to play through what we did. You will learn some useful Makaton signs for Christmas carols as well!

Happy Christmas from us at CEI ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Step Counts

Every Step Counts was the idea of a faithful supporter who was looking for new ways to raise funds and awareness for CEI. The plan was – and is – to do a sponsored ‘walk’ on any date, any location, any distance and any method – walk, run, roller-skate, swim or use a wheelchair. Every step counts as people are asked for sponsorship.

It was a great idea but no one had factored in the weather conditions on the day of the inaugural Every Step Counts event! It was 30 September and Helen Philip posted on Facebook, “Great day today as part of the support crew walking with Grace Stars, pioneer walker for Every Step Counts – raising funds for Count Everyone In. Ten miles from Worthing to Shoreham and back, walking in “challenging” wind conditions.” 
At times it was a struggle simply to stay upright but team members cheered each other on and eventually reached the appointed lunch stop in Shoreham churchyard. A nearby cafe served welcome mugs of steaming coffee and then the return walk began. Conditions had become even worse! “The wind beat against our faces, gusting at speeds of 45-50mph and we were chilled to the bone.” What a relief it was, after 5 1/2 hours to see Worthing’s skyline come into view and reach the destination.
Thank you Grace and team for undertaking such a gruelling walk. Maybe this initiative should be renamed  Every Step Costs. Grace has already raised more than double her original target of £150 but you can still sponsor her at:

https://www.stewardship.org.uk/pages/CEIeverystepcounts or contact us at  info@counteveryonein.org.uk

Every Step Counts/Costs is   an excellent way to

  1. Get fit
  2. Raise funds for CEI – we can tell you how
  3. Tell your friends about CEI, your church/group and Jesus
PS The sun might shine on your event!

 

Accessible Psalms Launch

 Yes, Accessible Psalms are here! If you couldn’t make to the actual launch don’t worry there is an online recording you can watch. Just click on the link below:-

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ini_ADaxBMY

 

At the online event you will have an exclusive first look at 4 videos of Psalms delivered by actors accompanied by Makaton signing. You will hear something of the story behind the project, find out more about the organisations partnering on it as well as hearing from people looking forward to using the Psalms, and why church and ministry leaders are excited about the project.  All of this packed into a short 37 minute event!

 

 

 

CEI, Biblica  & Living Breath have produced a series of spoken/Makaton signed videos of Psalms in the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV).   You can see Psalm 46 and others at   https://livingbreath.co.uk/catalog 

CEI’s Youtube Channel  contains lots of videos including teaching, worship songs and signing, like this one from Janneke (which is our most viewed video). Do explore at:-

https://www.youtube.com/c/counteveryonein 

 

pete in front of a stand with accessible bibles on it
christine in front of a stand with accessible bibles on it

Autumn 2021 Update

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Resources available from CEI

Undated Bible reading notes, including Bible text, thought and prayer each day:-

  •  Who is Jesus? – 14 days £2.50
  • Jesus returns to heaven and what happened next – 14 days £2.50
  • The Holy Spirit – 7 days by Chrissy Cole £2.50
  • Prayer – 30 days by Keith & Gill Barnard £4.50
  • Christmas is coming – 25 readings for Advent £4.50
  • Easter – 9 days £2.50

To order, please email info@counteveryonein.org.uk

    Please get in touch if you would like to make a provisional booking for Know & Grow Training 1, 2 or Makaton. See Training page for more information.

    Check back here for updates and in the meantime stay safe and may our great big God bless you.

     

    Vision

     Our vision is for every church in England and Wales to welcome adults with learning disabilities so that they can know Jesus and grow in him.