The Friendship Community is a place of Bible discussion time, praise music, and prayer for youth and adults with disabilities who need a unique place to worship and grow in their faith. Family and friends are welcome, but parents/caregivers may also choose to attend an adult class or worship service.
June 10 and 24, 2018
July 8 and 22, 2018
August 12 and 26, 2018
Location: Valley Community Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall E)
Contact: Laura Costley at 860.673.6826 to register or to ask questions
590 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001
Friendship Class: Disability-Friendly Sunday School
This class is for teens and adults impacted by intellectual disabilities, who desire to grow in their walk with Christ. Participants are encouraged to attend the 11:00am service for the music portion of worship, after which they will be dismissed. They will meet their teacher in the Upper Lobby and he or she will bring them to class. Parents or caregivers are required to stay on church grounds during class but are not required to attend class with them. Note: All Friendship Class volunteers are carefully screened through an application and interview process; they also must agree to and pass a criminal background check.
Location: Wintonbury Church (Conference Room 1)
Contact: 860.242.8996 and register here
54 Maple Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Special Touch Ministry Inc., Nutmeg Chapter
The mission of Special Touch Ministry is to ease and enrich the lives of people impacted by disability. The local Nutmeg Chapter is a faith-based friendship support group that hosts free events bi-monthly on Saturdays in Northford, CT. Each event typically includes arts and crafts, games, lunch, music and worship, prayer and an encouraging faith-based lesson. The events are geared towards fostering community among individuals of all ages, families and their support systems. Regional summer get away. disability ministry counseling and training, and Disability Friendly Church Certification are also offered through Special Touch Ministry.
FB group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/STNutmegChapter/
Local Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 241
Northford, CT 06472
National Mailing Office:
P.O. Box 25
Waupaca, WI 54981