MINISTRIES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

NIGHT TO SHINE

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Join us on Friday, February 10, 2023 at HOPE Church for this amazing event. Learn more about this partnership across Richmond on the Night to Shine RVA page.

ONGOING EVENTS

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

Parents' Night Out is a monthly event for parents of kids with special needs and their siblings. For two hours, we provide a safe space for children to have fun and play while their parents have a night to themselves. We provide crafts, games, movies, and snacks! (Parents are encouraged to bring dinner for their children).

Our next event will be in 2023. Stay tuned for details to come!

ADULT GATHERINGS

The Adults Special Needs Ministry meets once a month to build community and socialization. We worship, enjoy recreational activities, and share a meal together. Invitations for our monthly gatherings are sent via email a week before each event.

RSVP TO THE DEC. 12 EVENT

YOUNG ADULT SMALL GROUP

Young Adults (ages 18-35) with special needs are invited and welcome to join us weekly on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm at Hope Church for a small group and Bible study experience.

RSVP TO THE WEEKLY SMALL GROUP

OUR MINISTRIES

Kids

Kids are paired with a trained volunteer called a "Buddy" for extra support throughout the service. They go to an age-appropriate classroom with their "Buddy" and our Sensory Room is available for respite. We offer individual and personalized experiences for each child’s needs. We also host a periodic “Parents' Night Out” and other sensory friendly events and experiences throughout the year.

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Students

We inclusively welcome students with disabilities to all our events with the support of "Buddies." Students with special needs are invited to join in both large group and small group gatherings with accommodations. We also offer "Buddies" to join our students on mission trips and Winter Weekend.

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Adults

We encourage adults with disabilities to live out their faith. The Adults Special Needs Ministry meets once a month to build community and socialization. We worship, enjoy recreational activities, and share a meal together. Invitations for our monthly gatherings are sent via email a week before each event.

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