Who Are We?
It is our joy to create a place of inclusion and accessibility within the church for individuals and families impacted by disabilities. We strive to create a culture of inclusion and acceptance within the walls of the church by working with all of the ministry leaders on ways to include those with additional needs into their specific ministry.
We aim to equip individuals with disabilities with a place to grow in their faith in Jesus and provide a safe place for them to belong.
What We Offer
We have a Respite Event throughout the year, this provides the time for parents of special needs children the opportunity to drop off all of their children to get a break. While the parents get a break we have a whole event planned with sensory play, crafts, music, games and more. Respite is for children 18 years and younger. Our next respite event will be in the fall. To volunteer or attend please register below.
Our buddy program allows individuals with special needs or disabilities to be able to participate in our Sunday programs. Buddies serve to ensure inclusion, safety, participation, and friendship for those who have a disability or special needs. Buddies are available for any age on a Sunday morning. If your child would benefit from having a buddy please let us know below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please fill out the Disability Accommodation Assessment. This will help us to understand your child’s needs and help us to know if we are able to accommodate your child into specific programs that PAC offers.
PAC Kids with a one-on-one buddy, youth ministry, and volunteering/serving.
We are going to have a Community Group for parents with children with disabilities and child care will be provided. We will also be hosting a respite night for families in the spring to allow parents time and space for themselves.
This ministry would not be possible without volunteers. We have multiple opportunities to volunteer with people with disabilities to helping parents with administrative work and more.
The respite night serves to provide rest to caregivers of children with disabilities. It is a night that is created with people with disabilities in mind with the purpose of giving their caregivers rest or the opportunity to go out.
We want to be honest that we are not able to accommodate or meet every child’s needs. We are excited for the potential this ministry has to grow over time. With that being said, at this time, we are not able to accommodate children/adults with medical conditions or need medication, who can not handle an inclusion approach.
Please feel free to contact Pastor Tanya with any questions or concerns.