Dear children, don't just talk about love.
Put your love into action. Then it will truly be love.
~ I John 3:18
The Special Blessings ministry serves children, teens and adults with special needs, and the families that care for them, that all may participate in the life of Fourth Church to the fullest extent possible. The Special Blessings ministry puts love into action by coming alongside our friends with special needs and their families, and making accommodations to integrate these saints into the fabric of this Body of believers.
Children and Youth
Partnering with the Children’s and Youth Ministries, the Special Blessings ministry provides support and consultation as needed in Sunday School classrooms, and youth camps, retreats and activities, affording parents peace of mind, knowing that their child is being included, accommodated, and lovingly and appropriately cared for.
Elementary Children’s Sunday School Class
Room 215 ~ 9:30 AM Sundays
The Special Blessings elementary children’s Sunday school class provides Biblical instruction using developmentally appropriate teaching methods and materials in a sensory rich environment, presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children with special needs who are best be served in a self-contained classroom.
Teen/Adult Sunday School and Hand bell Choir
Room 123 ~ 11:00 AM Sundays (September - May)
The Special Blessings teen/adult Sunday school class provides individualized, interactive Biblical instruction and opportunities for socialization with one another and youth volunteers. Part of the class time is devoted to handbell choir practice, specially adapted for all to enjoy, regardless of musical ability. The class periodically shares this gift of music with the congregation as a whole during morning worship services and special services.
Teen/Adult Praise Music and Movement Program
Room 123 ~ Wednesdays (September – May – check Fourth Night page for specific dates)
Wednesday evenings provide an opportunity to join around tables to break bread, fellowship, and worship, followed by a variety of classes for all ages and stages of life. The Special Blessings program is designed to promote spiritual and physical fitness, as we praise God with music and care for our physical bodies, the temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The format is as follows:
5:45—6:50 PM Optional Buffet Dinner
Children: 7-12: $3
Children Under 7: Free
Classes - Various rooms
Bring the whole family! For more information on programs and class offerings, go to the Fourth Night page.
Moms Groups, Dads Groups and Parent Groups
Mom’s Group, Dad’s Group and Parent Groups gather for mutual support and encouragement, Schedule varies; contact Susan Zinger for more information.
Special Blessings Ministry Contact Information:
Susan Zinger, Director
301-320-3434, ext. 217
For more information click here to download the brochure.