Special Needs Ministries at Hope

Throughout the Bible, we see the love and mercy of God our Creator.  We see Jesus reaching into the lives of the forgotten, the hurting, and the sick: those who are challenged by physical, mental, or emotional limitations.  This same compassion Jesus showed is still available to us today.  We at Hope Church desire to serve our Lord by serving those with special needs.

Special Needs Ministries

Hope Overflowing is a worship service that is specifically structured to bring families and caregivers with special needs children together to worship and honor the Lord.  There are many reasons and barriers that prevent families who have special needs children from attending church on a regular basis.  Some of them include:  your child is medically fragile and the family is not comfortable bringing their child to service; families do not want their child to be a distraction to others; or it is just too hard to get out of the house and make it to a morning service.  Hope Overflowing is a chance for the families and caregivers to come together with their special needs children and attend a service that has other families walking through similar situations seeking the Lord together.  The service has a time of worship, kids praise music, activities for your typical developing children, a message and time for prayer.  At the conclusion of the service, refreshments and fellowship are provided in the Café.  It is a wonderful time of connecting with others and sharing life together.  This service is every-other month on the first Sunday at 4pm.

Hand in Hand is a ministry to meet the needs of children through elementary age with special needs.  This ministry provides a sensory room staffed by trained adult volunteers during both of our Sunday services.  Parents are able to drop off their children in a safe environment while they attend service, knowing that their children will be loved and taught about the Lord.

 

Please check in your children at the Children’s Connection Desk in the lobby.  We will meet your family, check in your child, and lead you and your child to the sensory room.  In case an issue arises, we have an electronic communication system in our Worship Center that will notify you immediately during service.

 

For specific information about Hand in Hand or to let us know to expect you, please contact:

Linda Garber – linda.garber@hopebrunswick.org

Hope Church can provide deaf interpretation services if needed, please contact Linda Garber for more information.