Special Needs

Special Needs

COVID-19 Update:

Due to volunteer shortage and the safety of the children, for Sunday Classes we cannot accept any new students at this time. Monthly Take-a-Break events are is still not being held in the building at this time. Please stay tuned to our email updates for information on Drive-thru or Online Events.

If you have attended Friendship Classes on Sunday morning in the past, and would like to attend next week, register here.

If you are new to our ministry and would like to get connected, please contact Linda Denson: linda.denson@gracecma.org

About Grace Special Needs Ministry:

Grace Special Needs Ministry exists to minister to people with cognitive and physical impairments by helping them to have a personal relationship with God, to integrate them into the life of the Church, and to give them the opportunity to have active roles in serving God. We desire for them to experience the joy of knowing that they are valuable to God and to God’s people.

Take A Break

One Saturday each month from 4:30-8:30pm 
Middleburg Heights Campus- Activity Center 

For children, teens and adults ages 6 and over with disabilities.

The Special Needs Ministry offers a special outreach called Take A Break, which is a respite event for the families of a child or adult with cognitive and physical disabilities. Most families find it very difficult to get out for even one evening to enjoy themselves. Take A Break provides 4 hours of free time for families to do whatever they want – whether taking in a movie, going shopping, or going out to dinner – providing these families with a way to rejuvenate and recharge their batteries. This is a free program, but a preliminary visit and registration is required in advance. For more information or to volunteer contact Linda Denson.

Call to schedule a preliminary visit to see if Take a Break is a good fit for you and your person with special needs.

Email: lindadenson@gracecma.org
Phone: 440.243.4885 x138

Friendship Class

Middleburg Heights Campus
Sundays at 10:30am

Often times when families have a member who is cognitively impaired, they struggle to find a church where they feel at home.  With our Friendship classes, your family can experience a sense of belonging, knowing that your church family cares about and understands your child’s particular needs; a feeling of acceptance – that your entire family is welcome at church; and the joy of seeing your loved one flourish.It gives parents a chance to go to service knowing their child is having fellowship with new friends and learning about God’s word.

For more information please contact Linda Denson at linda.denson@gracecma.org

We currently have a waiting list of families who would like their children to attend Take-A-Break, we do not have enough volunteers to support them.

Linda Denson

Special Needs Ministry Director

linda.denson@gracecma.org

Abby Cameron

Ministry Assistant

abby.cameron@gracecma.org