Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC) (www.metrohec.com) is a small, all volunteer organization that brings physically disabled and able-bodied individuals together in Christian community. HEC sponsors religious and social events to help both disabled and able-bodied individuals experience their dignity as children of God. HEC works to establish a positive image and respect for people with disabilities within the larger Christian community. The Fall and Spring retreats provide an environment where disabled and able-bodied individuals share the Good News of Christ; minister to each other’s needs and learn from each other. Retreats include motivational talks, small group discussions, liturgy and quiet reflection time. Catholic in origin, HEC is ecumenical in nature. Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of their religion, background or disability.
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