Special Needs Ministry

Special Needs Buddy 1Parents from the church and the community are invited. Join Julie Clinton, mother of a son with Tourette’s Syndrome, and Sara Grignon, Special Needs Coordinator and parent of a child with mild behavioral challenges. Whether you have a child with a diagnosed special need, no diagnosis, behavior challenges, or just need a supportive community, you are welcome to join us.



Parent Support Group Meetings
  • First Tuesday of each month
  • 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Coleman Room (Bldg 700)
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Library (Bldg 200)
Our vision is to be welcoming and inclusive to all who desire to be a part of this church community no matter their strengths or struggles. We believe that every child is made in the image of God and is a vital part of the body of Christ.

We do this by:

  • Special Needs BuddyPartnering with parents to meet the needs of every child, and support and pray for parents on their journey;
  • Providing support to teachers and shepherds by offering training and consultation for Church School, choir, LOGOS, and Vacation Bible School;
  • Utilizing a buddy program to provide one-on-one support to children with special needs during Church School so parents can attend Sunday church services;
  • Working with parents to provide a safe environment for their children with allergies;
  • Educating our children and congregation to take ownership in providing a safe, loving, and accepting environment for all children and all people;
  • Offering resources in our Church Library for parents, general interest, social stories/children's picture books and more..
Sara Grignon, Special Needs Coordinator

“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you! And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.” “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”  I Corinthians 12:21-22, 27