<p>Special Needs<br />
Sundays, 9:45 &amp; 11:15 AM</p>
Special Needs
Sundays, 9:45 & 11:15 AM

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, grow in their faith, and serve our church and community.

Sunday Morning Program

We’re excited to welcome you to worship God with us on Sunday mornings! We offer classes at 9:45 AM during the worship service and at 11:15 AM during the Life Group hour.

  • Children & Teens meet in Room 101 for a Bible lesson, engaging activities, and fellowship.  
  • Young Adults & Adults meet in Room 100. We participate in part of the worship service alongside our group leader “buddies” in the Sanctuary before returning to Room 100 for our Bible lesson, activities, and fellowship time. 

Visiting for the first time? Please stop by the Family Welcome Desk on the first floor near the elevators. We’ll help you register and get to the appropriate classroom.

As a ministry community, our group fellowship activities may include dinners, pool parties, bowling, strawberry picking, holiday shopping, respite events for caregivers/parents, the annual Luke 14 Banquets, and more! Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the program.

Contacts: Dawn Clark, Special Needs Coordinator, 704.341.5413, dclark@calvarychurch.com & Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

  • +

    Special Needs Program Registration
    Participants register annually

    Calvary is pleased to welcome children, students, and young adults with special needs to participate in our growing ministry!

    Each year special needs families must complete a student registration. This information helps us provide care and support for every student so they can grow in their faith, participate fully in church activities, and become all God created them to be.

    Please complete this annual registration below:


    Contact: Dawn Clark, Special Needs Coordinator, 704.341.5413, dclark@calvarychurch.com

  • +

    Spring to Life
    Respite Night, May 6

    "Spring to Life"

    Respite Night
    Saturday, May 6 | 4:00–7:00 PM, in the Calvary Life Center

    Special Needs students of all ages (and their siblings, ages 3–12) are invited to Calvary for "Spring to Life," a fun evening planned especially for them while their parents or caregivers take a break! Students will be paired with a volunteer for the evening.

    We'll make gifts for Mother's Day, enjoy gym activities (including a bouncy house and a sensory tent), and make lasting friendships! 

    Please help us plan by registering in advance to attend. Registration opens on April 6:


    Note: This event is not open to individuals who reside in group homes. Thank you for understanding!

    Interested in volunteering at this event? Get details HERE

    Contact: Dawn Clark, Special Needs Coordinator, 704.341.5413, dclark@calvarychurch.com

  • +

    Joni & Friends Retreats
    Serve a week at summer camp

    Do you have a heart for special needs families? Consider serving at one of the many Joni & Friends Retreats offered this summer. Volunteers provide assistance to special needs families so they can relax, enjoy a week away, and participate in activities carefree. Training is provided!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.341.5393, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com