Event Category: Special Needs
Differently Abled Ministry
through Reformation Lutheran Church
Differently Abled Ministry provided meaningful Community participation to adults with special needs through cooperative effort with local agencies.
This outreach offers a variety of fun and educational activities each week at the church. The goal of these 1-2 hour sessions is to teach life skills, form social connections, develop creativity, and encourage each person to reach their goals.
Differently Abled Ministry has been very effective in recruiting the talents of church members volunteering time to assist the activities while agency staff accompanying participants provide direct care during their visit.
Here are some ideas of how the participants can help YOUR church: Work Prep: Folding Bulletins, Help in the Sanctuary (arrange bibles, hymnals, replace pew cards & pencils, offering envelopes, sharpen pencils, organize pew racks, help with hymn board, dust, vacuum) Assist with organization of communion items, Help organize children’s “busy bags” . Facility: cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, collecting recycling and/or trash, cleaning of kitchen area, Room set up for special activities, Maintaining inventory of supplies (paper,maintenance, kitchen) cleaning & organizing nursery & classrooms, Outdoor seasonal work(pulling weeds, collecting trash, planting flowers) Work on church bulletin boards. Church Activities & Community Outreach : Help with food pantry & clothing drives, Quilting & knitting ministries, Making cards for members/shut ins, Helping with seasonal church activities( Easter, Lent, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Toy Drives, Clothing Drives, Military family outreach, disaster outreach) , Food Prep for community dinners, Opportunity House & church events. MISC. Office – assist in mailings
If you are looking for a way to help Special Needs adults in Berks County, please reach out to 610-779-0534 & ask for Peggy