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Serve with Special Needs

Special Needs Ministry at HPUMC offers unique opportunities of ministry by providing family respite, theatre performance and Sunday classes for those with special needs. We are committed to the physical, spiritual and emotional health of those we serve. Additionally, those who serve are blessed by the diverse ways to participate in ministry.

Special Needs Ministry offers appropriate developmental and cognitive environments where all will have opportunity to become more devoted followers of Jesus Christ. In an atmosphere of love and acceptance, each has an opportunity to know God’s love. All ministry activities are open to the community.

Please fill out both the background consent form and the serving application! 

Please complete the Background Consent Form and return to:
Lanie Pettes
Administrative Assistant
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75205

Serving Application

Child Protection Policy

Background Consent Form

Serving FAQs

Attend serving training and orientation to learn more about all of the programs and determine which one(s) you would like to serve.

Everyone must submit information for Criminal Background Check and complete the MinistrySafe on-line in-service. Complete a serving application. Connect with the Coordinator of the area(s) of your interest. Experience in the area of special needs or disability is NOT required or expected.

No, but those who serve are welcome to participate in any of the ministries of the church.

Those with intellectual challenges, physical disabilities.

The Walk. Sunday morning classes to accommodate individuals of all ages, interests and abilities. 9:30 AM classes offer participants a chance to grow in their faith while enjoying fellowship with each other.

Explorers. Provides community relationships for teens (13+) and adults with special needs. Monthly gatherings provide fellowship and serving opportunities.

Jesters. Theatrical performance opportunity for teens (a6+) and adults with special needs. Saturday morning rehearsals September-February. Performances in February.

Night OWLS. Respite program of families who have children with special needs and their siblings (to age 13). 1st and 3rd Friday nights each month at HPUMC.