Special Joy

“We are beginning our 11th year of the Special Joy ministry at Faith, serving children, teens, and adults with special needs and their families & caregivers. In particular, we offer Christian fellowship and worship opportunities to individuals with challenging behaviors and/or significant physical or cognitive disabilities. When a person’s disability causes them to be unresponsive or disconnected or disruptive, it is natural to assume our friends are unable to understand the Gospel or benefit from coming to church. But scripture makes it clear that God loves EVERY person (John 3:16), that ALL of us fall short (Romans 3:23), that ALL are forgiven through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-5), and that ALL have a role in the mission of God (Romans 12:4-5).

In that spirit, ALL are welcome to gather with us between 9 and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for our snack and fellowship time in the hallway by the covered drop-off area at the church. We move into the Faith sanctuary from 9:30 to 10:30 for music, prayer, praise, and worship. Come as you are & leave blessed.”

 

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