Special Needs

The Special Needs Ministry at Calvary welcomes all ages and abilities! Guests (including parents and caregivers) are always invited to join us. We focus on providing our students with opportunities to worship, to grow in their faith, and to serve in our church and community.

On Sunday mornings, our adults and older students enjoy worship in the Sanctuary with their families or alongside small group leaders or "buddies." Our younger children attend the large group portion of KidZone. Afterward, each group returns to Room 100 or Room 129 for a Bible lesson, related activities, and fellowship.

Children & Teens
We meet in Room 129 during both 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM class times.

Young Adults & Adults
We meet in Room 100 at 9:45 AM for class. At 11:15 AM we participate in interactive fellowship and serving activities alongside "buddies."

Visiting for the first time? Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll be glad to help you register and get to the appropriate classroom. Feel free to contact Julie Daugherty, our Special Needs Coordinator, with any questions about the program. 

As a ministry community, our group fellowship activities include date nights, Wednesday night group dinners, pool parties, bowling, strawberry picking, Calvary Family Day, and our annual Luke 14 Banquets.

Wednesday Dinner Group
11/8, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9  5:30–7:30 PM

Join us for dinner! Bring your family and friends to the Crown Room for supper, then we'll move to the Rea Road room for a time of fellowship. No reservations required! Contact: Julie Daugherty, 704.236.1862, jdaugherty@calvarychurch.com

Parent Date Days
November 4 & December 2, 3:00–5:30 PM

Enjoy the afternoon with just the two of you! We'll provide games, crafts, food, great fellowship, and FUN for your child in the CLC. RSVP required by October 30 to Julie Daugherty, 704.236.1862, jdaugherty@calvarychurch.com.

Date Day at the Movies
March 10, 2018
AMC theaters are partnering with the Autism Society to offer unique film showings where they turn the lights up and turn the sound down, so guest can stand, dance, walk, shout or sing! Their Sensory Friendly film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check with your local theater listings for specific details.

Strawberry Picking
May 12, 2018
Join us at Hunter Farms! Details to come.

For more information about our Special Needs program, please contact Julie Daugherty, 704.236.1862, jdaugherty@calvarychurch.com