SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

St. James United Methodist Church, Special Connections Special Needs Ministry,
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647

May 12:  Joys Gathering 2016, 7 – 9 PM
At 7 PM, we have our worship hour and at 8 we will begin our social hour.  Attendance at the first hour of worship is not necessary to attend the social hour, but we would love for you to come!!  Learn more.

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Jul 8:  FriendZone Respite Program for Children & Families, 10 am -1pm
Due to the need in our community and a limited pool of volunteers, FriendZone is available on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is March 6, 2017 at 5pm and you will receive confirmation of your child’s registration by March 8, 2017.

To participate or volunteer in the next FriendZone: Click here

Through art, music, games, therapy pets and other activities, children ages 2-16 enjoy a fun, social opportunity facilitated by trained and background checked adult and youth volunteers.  Siblings are not left out of the fun as they are able to participate in the SuperSibs program! Sibs ages 4-7 years can stay on the church campus to enjoy the FriendZone experience. Older sibs can be part of off-site fun, participating in such activities as bowling, mini golf, movies, etc.


Bay Hope Church, Special Needs Ministry, 17030 Lakeshore Road Lutz, FL 33558

Sports Camp 2017:  Camper Registration will open April 17th, 2017.
A legacy event at Bay Hope Church. Hundreds of children (4 years through 5th grade) gather on campus for a week of experiences to lead them in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sports Camp encourages kids to learn new skills while also developing their spiritual growth.
Sports Camp offers traditional sports ( soccer, baseball, football, etc.) as well as some non-traditional offerings (art, edible art). You don’t need to attend Bay Hope Church to come to Sports Camp – but everyone must register online.

Special Needs Events:  Throughout the year, Bay Hope Church also hosts a Camp Fun special needs day camp, fall festival, and more!


Idlewild Baptist Church Champions Softball: Step Up to the Plate!
Registration is open for the Adaptive Softball Fall Season!

Jun 9-10:  Adult Special Needs VBS Retreat
Overnight retreat at Lake Yale.  Registration is now open for participants, caregivers and volunteers.
If special supervision is required, caregiver must attend and register.  Registration ($99) includes lodging, 3 meals (Friday night, Saturday breakfast and lunch), activities, tee-shirt, and transportation between IBC and Lake Yale.  Liability Release is required for everyone.  Registration closes May 3.

Jun 12-16:  IBC Kids’ VBS!  
9 am – 12:15 pm
Registration is open for kids and for volunteers!  Kids, you can be in a group with your age-peers, or you can be in a {{somewhat}} quieter Special Needs group, wherever you will thrive!All kids and volunteers need to complete a 2017 Liability Release Form.