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Matthew's Ministry (Special Needs)

Matthew’s Ministry is an awareness, outreach and support ministry for individuals with special needs and their families. This ministry would not be possible without the help from our dedicated volunteers! Not only will you be a blessing to a Matthew’s Ministry family, but the joy you will receive from such an opportunity is priceless!

Fill out a volunteer interest form by clicking HERE!

Volunteer Opportunities:

– Family Night Out:

  • Family Night Out is a respite event that occurs once a month on a Saturday evening. Numerous volunteers are needed to make our events a success! Volunteers are paired with participants with special needs or a sibling for a themed night of dinner, crafts, games and other activities, while their parents/caregivers take a night off.

– Angel Care One-On-One Support:

  • Angel care volunteers provide one-on-one support to children and students with special needs while they attend Resurrection Kids and Resurrection Students typical programming (similar to the role of a para). Volunteers are essential to help the student have a successful church experience! There are opportunities to serve Sundays at 9am and 11am, and occasional Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

– Sunday Fellowship Groups:

  • On Sundays at 11am and 5pm, volunteers are welcome to join our Matthew’s Ministry groups for students and adults with special needs. Volunteers can lead the adapted bible lesson or simply join the group for fellowship!

– Sonflower Bakery:

  • Matthew’s Ministry Sonflower Bakery provides an opportunity for adults with special needs to bake cookies, breads, scones and more, as well as share their gifts with others. Volunteers are needed to assist the participants to bake and package these delicious treats!

– Sonflower Ringers:

  • Matthew’s Ministry Sonflower Ringers is a hand bell choir composed of students and adults (ages 14 years and older) with special needs. The group rehearses on a weekly basis and has volunteer opportunities to help assist during rehearsals and productions!

– Drama Club:

  • Matthew’s Ministry Drama Club is designed to engage students and adults (ages 16 years and older) with special needs in the performing arts and theater. The group rehearses on a weekly basis and has volunteer opportunities to help assist during rehearsals and productions!

– Summer Activities

  • Throughout the summer, Matthew’s Ministry offers fun activities for participants with special needs of all ages. Typically lasting 2 hours in length, each session focuses on an age group – one involving play and recreation for kids; another with socialization and enrichment activities for teens and adults. Volunteers are invited to join these groups to help with these fun and engaging activities!
  • For more information, contact Lily Caudill.

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