The Garden

Special Needs Ministry at Avon UMC

Welcome to the Avon United Methodist Church special needs ministry.  Our prayer is that you will feel the unconditional love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  The ministry provides a Christ-centered, safe and caring environment for those with unique challenges, abilities and disabilities.
Our mission is to serve and minister to families and individuals with Special Needs by sharing the unconditional love and compassion of Jesus Christ, creating an environment where all people with all abilities can worship, and to help strengthen and nurture the family in their spiritual growth.



Safe and Caring

John 9:1-3

“As he went along, he saw a blind man from birth.  His disciples asked him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?  Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”

Our Disability Ministry Offers…

  • Sunday School Inclusion: One-on-one aides for students with disabilities*
  • Individual Guidance: Personal direction and counsel with our pastoral leadership
  • Special Events throughout the year:  Celebrate Families Night, Disability Awareness Sunday, and Parent’s Night Out
  • Circle of Friends: Meets the 2nd at 4th Sundays of the month at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday School Aide: Serve as a one-on-one aide in a Sunday School class helping a student to build friendships and know Jesus.* (special children waiting for a one-on-one aide in Sunday School)

Volunteer in Various Roles: Help with events, correspondence, and other ministry activities. If you are interested in volunteering, learn about how you can get involved.

*Training and support are provided for Aide positions and volunteers.


Resource List for Special Needs