SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY—

Our goal is to identify and break down any barriers that keep people with disabilities and their families from being able to fully participate in the body life of this church.

As Joni Eareckson Tada suggests, “A person with a disability can do more for the spiritual well-being of the church than you can imagine.”

Sunday Morning Life Groups

Fellowship of Friends

9:19am | Room C212

Teens and adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Class format includes instruction in the Word, prayer, sharing time, music and fellowship.

Circle of Friends

11:11am | Room C209 & C202

Preschool to high school students all have a place in one of our Circle of Friends classes. Email Alise Ramseyer for information on which class and time best fits your student’s age and needs.

Inclusion

It is our desire to include children with disabilities in Sunday school classes with their peers whenever possible. Please call the Special Needs Ministry in advance to find out how they can help make church a successful environment for your student. Special Needs Ministry Contact: 714-257-4391.

Deaf Ministries

Assisted listening headsets are available to help amplify the sound during Sunday services and other events. To check out a headset, visit Guest Central on the Plaza.

Accessibility

Most of our church is accessible. Check with Guest Central for locations of the elevators to access the A, B, C and D buildings on our main campus. There is also an elevator on the north campus in the back of the main building.

Events

Friday Night Live

Friday night social event for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. Event happens four-five times a year. An evening of fun, entertainment and dinner from 6:00–9:00pm. Contact Alise Ramseyer, 714-257-4391, to be put on mailing list for upcoming events. A Medical Release Form needs to be filled out to attend Friday Night Live. For your convenience, you may fill out the form here and bring it with you to the next event.

Rainbow Express

One week summer day camp from 9:00-12:15pm for students preschool to high school with and without special needs. Camp takes place on campus at Fullerton Free Church includes lots of fun centers like music, bible, sensory, recreation, surprise and craft. Teens with special needs experience a similar camp feel with fun daily field trips included. Email rainbowexpressca@gmail.com for more information.

MoKSN (Moms of Kids with Special Needs)

Are you a mom of a kid with Special Needs? Then we would love to have you join our group of moms who gather together twice a year for brunch, prayer and fun. Call the Special Needs Ministry office at 714-529-5544 ext. 527 to be added to the mailing list for notification of upcoming events and activities.

Hoopstars

This incredible community basketball league is for players with disabilities from ages 12 and up. Our church facilities are used by this league during a ten-week season (Winter-Spring.) For more information, contact: hoopstars@fullertonfree.com

Ministry Contact

Alise Ramseyer, Shepherd of Special Needs
alise.ramseyer@fullertonfree.com | 714-257-4391