_IBL8393Lifeguards assist a child with special needs during Sunday school.

A Lifeguard allows the Sunday school teacher/shepherd to focus on the class, while the Lifeguard can focus solely on the child with special needs. More importantly, a Lifeguard enables the child with special needs to learn about the Word of God in a setting with his or her peers. They also assist during worship and other activities in the life of the church.

Lifeguard is Growing:  To meet the increasing needs of the Lifeguard program, more people are needed to provide assistance for special needs children attending the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes. The goal of the Lifeguard program is to organize teams of 4-6 people to take turns assisting a child with special needs. Being part of a four-person team, each volunteer would serve once every 4 weeks. If you are the member of a Sunday school class, your class could sponsor a special needs child by forming a Lifeguard team. This is a great way for your class to become more involved in missions while making a difference in the life of a child.

E-mail Carol Brady, director of Friday NITE Friends. Include your name, phone number and e-mail address; or, you can sign up outside Sunday Morning Friends, room 116, where you can provide the same information.