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Thirty Days of Prayer for Rejoicing Spirits.
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RS Celebrates Eleven Years of Blessings.
Click here to read a brief history of Rejoicing Spirits.


What is Rejoicing Spirits? It is a Community that Rejoices in response to God’s Message of Love

So many reasons to come:

  • Lots of music and joyous singing
  • Brief, meaningful messages
  • Be yourself, we have a “no shushing” policy
  • Many ways to serve & participate
  • Everyone in the community is welcome!
  • All faiths welcome

Most host churches also offer:

  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Light refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • FM receiver for the hearing impaired

A Welcoming Worship and Fellowship Experience
Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry which reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and other supportive community members. This is done by offering a meaningful, inclusive worship and fellowship community which shares God's word and delivers His message of love. The worship service is adapted to be more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The service includes lots of music and joyous singing, along with brief, meaningful messages. There are lots of opportunities for worshippers to serve, lead, learn and participate. Especially important is that it's a shush-free environment.
Through a Rejoicing Spirits Ministry, congregations become aware, educated and accepting of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Attitudinal barriers are removed allowing us to truly be one body united together in Christ.

The foundation of the ministry is rooted in 1-Corinthians 12:25, “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.”  

See a 5-minute video of how Rejoicing Spirits is making a difference in the lives of so many.
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See a trifold brochure that tells more about the Rejoicing Spirits ministry. 

Rejoicing Spirits featured on PBS TV 
The short film Creating Room in God's House was shown on the July 3, 2009 edition of the PBS newsmagazine program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly". This 8+ minute video highlights spiritual inclusion of people with disabilities within the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. Rejoicing Spirits is shown as an example of how Christian faith communities can intentionally reach out to welcome people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

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Rejoicing Spirits
Rev. Dave deFreese | 4980 S 118th St. | Omaha, NE 68137 | 402-896-3884, x31178

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