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Navigating disabilities for a lifetime

We are committed to the physical, spiritual, and emotional health of those we serve.

belong disABILITY Ministry welcomes people of all abilities, ages, and faith to be part of an adaptive, inclusive community at HPUMC. Since 2000, Highland Park United Methodist Church has provided resources, experiences, and welcoming spaces for individuals with disabilities of all ages, as well as for their families and friends.

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Worship Opportunities and Programs


Night OWLS: A respite program for families who have children with disabilities

Providing respite for families throughout our community who have children with disabilities and their siblings. Children are paired with a trained volunteer for the evening, while they enjoy preplanned activities and events. Nurses are also on site to assist with any medical needs.

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Spotlight Academy of the Arts: Individuals have the opportunity to grow skills in musical theatre, stage, film and visual arts

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The Walk: Sunday morning classes for all ages of those with disabilities

Our Sunday school is a place where members can grow in their faith while enjoying fellowship together. Our classroom settings accommodate individuals of all ages, interests, and abilities.

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The Feast: A worship service designed for families with disabilities

Our weekly worship service where everyone belongs, including those with disabilities, their families and friends, and all who have a heart for individuals with disabilities.

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Kingdom Singers: A choir for all who love music

Our all-inclusive choir for anyone who loves to sing, play instruments and dance as we worship God.

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Explorers: A spiritual and leisure enrichment group for teens (13+) and adults with disabilities

A social and spiritual enrichment program for teens (13+) and adults with disabilities. Each month members will learn a new interest from an activity expert, these activities include art, fitness, and special projects.

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