Hand in Hand Special Needs Ministry exists to come alongside families touched by disability to facilitate their participation in the ministries of First Presbyterian Church and to minister to them with the love of Christ and the hope of his kingdom.
Friends with disabilities remind us of God’s grace … For without Christ, you were once disabled spiritually, unable to move into his kingdom, as well as blind to his purposes and deaf to his voice. But by his grace you are being made whole; and it’s the disability in others which serves as God’s physical audiovisual aid of how he’s working spiritually in the lives of us all.—Joni Earkeckson Tada
As we welcome people with disabilities and their families into our church, we want to begin building relationships with them and identify how we may come alongside of them to help facilitate their participation in the ministries at First Presbyterian Church. Our volunteer buddies will provide one-on-one assistance to those who would benefit from additional help during Sunday School and children’s catechism classes. This allows more focused attention to be given to those with disabilities and also provides family members with the opportunity to participate in worship and Sunday School classes on their own.
Watch the Hand in Hand Kickoff Video from December 2014.
Hand in Hand was featured in the Spring 2015 Mission to North America’s Special Needs Ministries Newsletter. Read the article.
Contact Hand in Hand
To learn more about Hand in Hand and how you can get help for your family or assist with this ministry, please email Hand in Hand.
Susie Lovekamp, Hand in Hand Coordinator