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

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.

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Special Needs Programs


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

Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters) invites children (to age 13) with special needs and their siblings to come to HPUMC on the 1st or 3rd Friday night for activities and programs designed for them. Each child is paired with a trained volunteer for the evening.

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Jesters: A theatrical performance opportunity for teens (16 and up) and adults with special needs.

Jesters is an original play scripted to accommodate the gifts of the actors. Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings, beginning in September, culminating in two stage performances in February.

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

The Walk provides four classroom settings that accommodate the learning style, developmental stage and interests of those seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

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The Feast: A worship service designed for families with special needs

Based on the heavenly feast to which all are invited and included, The Feast is a worship service in which everyone belongs. It is our hope and prayer that this service is a welcome place for those with special needs, their families and friends, and all who have a heart for special needs. Join us each Sunday at 5:00 pm in Room 120.

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Kingdom Singers: A choir for all who love music

The Kingdom Singers Choir is our Special Needs Choir where all are welcome who have a love for music and praising God. We rehearse at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoons and attend The Feast at 5:00 pm, where we sing, play instruments and dance to beautiful music.

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

We meet from 6:00 to 8:45 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. During Explorers evenings, we offer participants opportunities to engage in new or favorite recreation and leisure activities. We promote positive and appropriate peer to peer socialization and friendship and encourage all participants on their walk with Christ.

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