Special Needs

Our mission statement is "Worshiping Christ, Welcoming All," and as a church, we are committed to making ALL people feel welcome. God has given each of us different gifts and abilities, and this is no less true for individuals with disabilities! For this reason, we are committed to making all people and children with disabilities feel accepted, comfortable and loved in our church - and our children's ministries are no exception. We want all children of all abilities to be involved and to participate as much as they wish!
 

SENSORY BAGS

Sensory Bags are available for check-out during each worship services for individuals who might benefit from them.  Each bag contains several sensory items, as well as headphones and a weighted lap pad.  Please see an usher at the back of the sanctuary for more information or contact Linda Klepaczyk, Director of Children's Ministries.

ONE-TO-ONE PROGRAM

 
We understand that your child and his/her unique abilities may need direct support to participate in our children's programs. Our One-to-One Program provides this support by pairing up a Safe Sanctuary-trained member of our church with your child to meet his/her specific needs.   Many of these individuals have extensive experience in supporting children with special needs, and they sometimes work in a team format so someone is always available for support.
 
Your child's "buddy" will be committed to supporting your child in ALL the children's programs that are provided - this includes W.O.W. (Worship Our Way), Godly Play, Cross Training, and other special children's events (For more detailed information on these programs, see the respective tabs within the children's ministries area of the website).
 
If you believe your child may need direct support through our One-To-One Program, please contact Linda Klepaczyk, Director of Children's Ministries, at   to set up a meeting. Keep in mind, this process may take some time, as we want to set up your child with someone who will make him/her (and you!) comfortable. 
 
We are so excited to meet your child and learn alongside them as they grow in faith!
 
Workout Buddy - Someone available to come along side a child to help them get the most out of our Cross Training workshops during the Sunday School hour.
 
Worship Partner - Someone available to sit with a child and their family during the worship service, and then accompany the child to W.O.W. or Godly Play.