Special Needs Ministry

MADE: Alpharetta Methodist’s Special Needs Ministry

The name originates from Psalm 139:14: “I am fearfully and wonderfully MADE.”

 

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The mission of Alpharetta Methodist’s Special Needs Ministry, MADE, is to encourage those with exceptions and their families to know the love of Christ in a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment. Individuals can look forward to engaging in a worship experience because of the support and resources provided. We are fearfully and wonderfully MADE, Making A Difference Eternally.

Alpharetta Methodist is a PURE Ministries congregation.

Please contact Special Needs Coordinator Hannah Rhinehart to learn more about our Children’s Special Needs Ministry.

Help Us Serve You

Please complete the MADE Special Needs Ministry Registration, so we know more about your family and your child’s exceptionality. This will ensure that we are aware of any changes to your child’s exceptionality and that our database is up to date.

 

Buddies

If you’re interested in being a buddy for a child with special needs, or if you have served as a buddy before, please send us your contact information. We would love to talk with you about your experiences and how you can participate in this exciting opportunity.

 

Special Needs Care Availability

Special needs care is available at these times:

  • 9:30 a.m., Sundays: While parents/guardians attend Sunday School or The Bridge worship service.
  • 11 a.m., Sundays: While parents/guardians attend Sunday School or traditional or Vinebranch worship.
  • 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays: During Wednesday night choir rehearsals.

It is our desire that each and every child knows the love of Jesus Christ. In order to arrange a “buddy” for your child, please email our Special Needs Coordinator.

 

Facebook Support Group

Our Facebook support group is a great resource for families of children with special needs. Look to this page for information about Alpharetta Methodist’s Special Needs Ministry, tips about community activities for special needs families, and support from other parents and caregivers.

 

Inclusive Playground

Playground

Alpharetta Methodist’s campus includes a playground built to serve children with special needs and children ages 3-6. This playground is fully accessible and features ramps and a poured rubber surface, allowing children, parents and grandparents in wheelchairs or with mobility assistance devices the freedom to fully access the playground and play equipment. The inclusive playground is located off of Cumming Street, adjacent to the prayer garden and near the entrance to Trinity Hall.