When We Meet
Every 2nd & 4th Sundays
Gym and LL-7
Who we are and how we got started
This Ministry began in January 2011 with the belief that every teenager including those with special needs face the challenge of ‘fitting in’. A new ministry was born out of the passion that every youth in our congregation should have the opportunity to participate and belong in the life of the church. A group was born to create a place where special needs teens would be able to celebrate what makes them unique.
Vision and Purpose
NUMC Special Needs Youth Ministry is dedicated to providing a compassionate community for youth and young adults with special needs to connect with one another in a safe, fun and faith-based environment.
Special Needs Youth Group
Supervised open gym time is followed by a brief faith-based lesson including stories, scripture, sharing and prayer. Most evenings conclude with a craft or game, snacks and either worship music or additional gym-time with other youth and adults. The student to leader ratio is at least 2:1.
Special Needs Sunday Morning Option
Every Sunday morning, during our second service (Cafe-style worship in the Fellowship Hall @ 9:45-10:45am) we offer a Sunday School option for Special Needs youth and/or Young Adults. This group meets in the Choir Room and each week we work through a rotation of Bible Study, Craft, Sign-Language/Music and a Service Project. Come and join us as we learn and grow together.