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Special Needs Ministry

Welcome to RAINBOW ARK Special Needs Ministry — a ministry for all ages! Matthews UMC is expanding our disability ministry as we become intentional to offer opportunities for Christian education, discipleship, fellowship and care for persons of all ages with disabilities and their families.

Sunday School Classes Beginning Sunday, August 27:
9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday School classes for elementary children with special needs – Room 104
9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday School classes for teens with special needs – Room 110
9:30 am Sunday School class for young adults with special needs – Room 180

Become A Part of This Exciting Journey: First equipping seminar on Sunday, September 17, 12:15-2:00 pm!
United Kids Ministry in partnership with Rainbow Express Ministries is taking the first steps in this new effort. This includes creating a team of volunteers with a heart to serve in this way, providing ongoing seminars to equip volunteers, establishing appropriate age level Sunday School classes, and creating a network that will connect families with larger church programs and ministries while creating a more welcoming environment for all families. We want everyone to feel that they belong!

If you have an interest or would like to explore more, please contact Autumn at autumn@MatthewsUMC.org or Laurie at laurie.little2@gmail.com. Please join in prayer as we discern ways to meet the needs of these special families.

Anyone wanting to learn more about disability ministry is invited to our first equipping seminar on Sunday, September 17, from 12:15 – 2:00 pm.