Special Needs

IMG_5241Custer Road UMC provides a variety of care for children with special needs.

Friday NITE Friends – a respite care program for children, birth to age 15.

Lifeguard a program for children, elementary age and older, who need assistance getting to a class or worship and/or need assistance in a Sunday school class.

Overflow – respite care program one Friday a month, and a special time for social interaction, friendship and fun for teens with special needs between the ages of 12-18 years.

Sunday Morning Friends – Special needs Sunday school class for children at 9 & 10:30 a.m.

Our Special Needs programs welcome your support:

Birthdays and Anniversaries: Parents receive gift certificates for dining on their birthdays or place this picture above DID YOU KNOWanniversaries and look forward to their respite evening (Friday NITE Friends) that fall in the month of these special occasions.

Holiday Party: Our annual Friday NITE Friends Holiday party in December. We provide gifts for the parents and children, dinner and entertainment. This is a special evening when families are able to visit and make friends with other families. Help is always needed providing gifts, food, drink, serving and clean up.

Special Events: Our children love bounce houses, petting zoos and puppet shows. You or your group are welcomed to sponsor an event for Friday NITE Friends.

Toys and Supplies: We can always use new or gently used games, puzzles and books for children of all ages in our Friday NITE Friends and Sunday Morning Friends programs. Videos, video games, art supplies and craft projects are a big hit too! Think of us when your children outgrow the toys. If you would like to organize a craft night for Friday NITE Friends, just let us know.

Workshops: In connection with Our Children’s House at Baylor, Custer Road UMC hosts workshops for parents, caregivers and educators on subjects helpful to those who love and work with special needs children.

Serve with the Special Needs Ministry, HERE.

For more information on our Special Needs programs, contact Carol Brady by email or call 972-618-3450, ext. 247.

Carol Brady
Associate Director of Friday Nite Friends & Special Needs Ministries