Arise Special Needs


Arise Special Needs Ministry offers a variety of services to make attending church accessible for people with special needs and their families. These services span a wide range of needs and ages — from birth to adulthood.

  • Sonshine Pals

    Available 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Services

    SonShine Pals assist children with special needs in a setting alongside their same-aged peers. Pals are available at all three services and for special events. Advanced notice is required, and there may be a wait based on availability.

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  • Sonshine Room

    Sundays • 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. • Zone, Jr. Room 2

    Our SonShine Room provides a safe and loving environment for children with special needs. We have a small ratio of volunteers to participants, and work to maintain a sensory-friendly environment. We do accept walk-ins. However, it is helpful for us to know you are coming ahead of time so that we can prepare for your child’s specific needs.

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  • In His Image

    Wednesdays • 6:30–7:45 p.m. • Zone Jr.

    In His Image provides a small-group environment for adults (ages 18 and up) with learning differences to develop community and learn about Jesus. Each week we start with music, learn about and discuss the Word of God, and share prayer requests. We also regularly gather for special events such as bowling, movie nights and parties.

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  • Respite Care

    One Saturday a Month • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

    Respite Care is a night of fun for children with special needs, and a night of rest for their parents. Leave your children in the hands of trained, loving volunteers. We’ll take care of them while you go to dinner, a movie, go shopping, or just take a nap! Respite Care occurs once a month. You must register beforehand, as volunteers limit the number of spots we have available.

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  • Small Groups for Moms

    Sundays • 9 a.m.

    A place where mothers of children with special needs can come together to support each other and grow in Christ. Facilitated by Lori Kuykendall. Childcare is available through our SonShine ministry.

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  • Small Groups for Parents

    Wednesdays • 6:30–7:45 p.m.

    Fellowship and learning focused on the unique challenges of parenting children with special needs. Childcare is available with notice.

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