God has called us into a special mission to serve adults and children with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral life challenges. We welcome them into the full life and leadership of our church.
Joyful Friends Sunday School
Every Sunday at 9:30
This is just one of our special needs programs, serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and other life challenges.
Circle of Friends
Each Sunday during our worship service, Pastor Ken or our children's ministry leader, Brittany Swink, will deliver a special message for our Joyful Friends. It is usually based on our 1st Scripture reading and/or theme for the week, facilitated in a way that is accessible for people of all abilities. Like our Sunday School, this enables people of all abilities to grow in relationship to God and each other.
Brittany Swink, our Children's Church leader, had a helper preparing her lesson.
Most Sundays, when we have more than one child between 4-11 years old, we have a special lesson appropriate for their age group. The children stay in the sanctuary in our Circle of Friends area, until after Circle of Friends, then they go over to our Joyful Friends classrooms with Brittany and/or other volunteers.
The children also celebrate the Lord's meal together.
Joyful Friends Programs
Central Christian Community Services, is a separate nonprofit established by our Pastor and his wife, Bernadette, to provide services for children with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral challenges like their son needed when he was growing up.
Recently they've expanded into Respite Services for adults as well.