We want to get to know you and how we can best serve the unique needs of your loved one. When registering for Children’s, Middle, or High School Ministry, please let us know who you are by listing the special needs of your youth. Someone from our team will contact you so that we can help you navigate our offerings.
Our ministry to individuals with disabilities in faith formation are offered in the following settings:
Consider this an inclusion setting where typically and non-typically developing children/teens engage side by side. Volunteers are aware of individual needs of children/teens and trained in strategies that are effective for helping every individual encounter Jesus and be formed as disciples.
In this setting individuals have access to modified materials to support the curriculum. Volunteers provide more individualized attention so that each individual can encounter Jesus and be formed as disciples.
Consider this a combination of mixed abilities and small group. In this setting, youth are paired with a peer who will accompany them on their faith journey through participation in large group and small group activities. The peer has been trained to support and encourage their partners. In this mutually beneficial pairing, both the peer and the youth encounter Jesus and are formed as disciples.
Program OFferings for CHildren/Teens Ages 3 through High School
Monthly Support Group
Every month we gather as a community of families with loved one with disabilities to offer support and encouragement. We share our experiences, seek to deepen our faith, and build relationships among our children, siblings and parents.
Beginning in August 2019, we will offer a Sibling Support Group for youth in grades 8-12 whose brothers or sisters have disabilities. The group will be facilitated by a team of volunteers and staff who share this life experience and will meet simultaneously as the Parent Support Group.
Children and teens with disabilities, as well as their younger siblings will gather for snacks, entertainment and activities. We will close the evening with prayer as one community at the end of the evening.
To be added to our monthly distribution list or for more information, please contact Mary Mahaffey.
Night To Shine
St. Ann is proud to be an official host church for the 2020 Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14and older. The event will be hosted by an estimated 700 churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 7, 2020. For more information, please contact Mary Mahaffey.