Special Needs

“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.”  – Psalm 139: 13 – 14

We believe that God made each of us in God’s image.  This is a mystery we celebrate in our Special Needs ministry as we seek to build relationships and worship with our Friends with disabilities.  We know that for some, a disability can make attending church feel like a difficult burden, or raise fears that they might not fit in.

Please know that the Church of the Ascension loves and welcomes individuals with disabilities and their families!  

We strive to find ways to share our church community with all people, as a living example of the immeasurable love of God.  If you have a physical disability, or need to explore accessibility of the church service or programs, please reach out with your specific needs.

Normally, we offer two programs for adults with cognitive disabilities: a weekly Sunday school program called WINGS Together, and a monthly club that meets on one Saturday per month called Capernaum Friends. 

During this time of heightened risk for vulnerable populations due to coronavirus, our programming has changed.

  • We now offer weekly online bible lessons based on the Godly Play curriculum.  These are posted on the News & Events page each Friday.
  • We also have a Sunday morning Zoom call each week from 9:20-9:55am. This is a time to fellowship, pray together, sing some favorite songs from church, and respond to the lesson.  Volunteers, Friends and caregivers are all welcome to attend.  For safety reasons, a link is sent to interested participants on Sunday morning, not posted on the website.

We would love to have you join us!  For more information, or to receive a Sunday morning Zoom link, please contact Keira Fuener.

Contact for Special Needs Ministry
Keira Fuener, Director of Special Needs Ministry
(412) 638-3057