Shades Special Needs Ministry

Hand in Hand

We seek to provide each child what is best for them while at church.


  • To provide a loving atmosphere for children with special needs, where they are taught God's Word, and they feel loved and secure.

  • To minister to the families of children with special needs by providing a welcoming and loving place for their child so that families can fully participate in the life of the church.

About Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand seeks to provide each child what is best for them while at church. Some children attend Sunday School with a buddy (a helper to assist them), while others are in a self-contained class. All of the participants attend Children's Worship each week unless the parents prefer for them to go the Worship service and join us at a later point. We individualize each child's experience at church to make it the best fit it can be for them. We work with parents when deciding the plan for their child at church in order to individualize each child's experience to make it a rewarding, comfortable time for them.

Program Schedule

What We Do

We also offer support on Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, and throughout the year, for various occasions. Other events include Parents Night Out, a support group, family events and church-wide events such as VBS and Carnival.

If you have a child or know of someone who could benefit from our Hand in Hand Ministry, please contact us.

Vacation Bible School

June 6-10

9 am - Noon

Entering Kindergarten - Grade 6 (completed) and classes for children and young adults with Special Needs


Chapter's Update


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