Kids with Special Needs

Children with special needs are provided assistance, buddy helpers, and specialized care during Sunday worship, Sunday School classes, and other times during the year. To get more information or to learn about missional opportunities to serve in this ministry, email Gigi Sanders, gsanders@christpres.org. Below are the various ways CPC seeks to serve children with special needs and their families.

Special Saturdays

Usually 2nd Saturday of the month, August-April, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming Dates: Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, April 8

Special Saturdays is an uplifting time of Bible stories, music, crafts and more for children with special needs and their siblings, to give parents a morning respite once a month, August-April. Please RSVP with the name, age, and number of children you have attending to Gigi Sanders.

Buddy Helpers

Sunday mornings (Currently we have several opportunities to serve as a buddy!) For families and their children with special needs, CPC assigns a buddy helper on Sundays. The buddy will spend the morning with the child, attending classes together, accompanying the child from A to B, and whatever else is needed. To partner your child with a Sunday buddy helper, please email Gigi Sanders at gsanders@christpres.org.

Become a Buddy Helper

Because of the way you all have loved our city so well, new families with special needs are now visiting our church! We have amazing opportunities to love these families by serving as a Buddy once a month on Sunday mornings either during the first service or during CORE class time. Please email Gigi Sanders to be connected as a monthly Buddy Helper.

VsBS (Very Special Bible School for kids with special needs)

VsBS is a Vacation Bible School for children with special needs and their siblings held every summer! The children are individually paired with trained volunteers. CPC and friends serve in a variety roles, including buddies, coordinators of crafts, games, snack, Bible and music team, greeters and decorating.