Rainbow Ark – Special Needs Ministry


As we step into a new season of discipleship at MUMC, we are also stepping toward an expanded vision for our disability ministry. We want to be more intentional in offering appropriate opportunities for Christian Education, discipleship, fellowship and care for persons with disabilities (of all ages) and their families. This ministry area, for all ages, will be called RAINBOW ARK SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY.

UNITED KIDS in partnership with Rainbow Express Ministries is taking the first steps in this initiative. This includes creating a team of leaders with a heart to serve, providing ongoing seminars to equip leaders, establishing appropriate age level Sunday school classes at 9:30 and 11:00, creating a network that will connect families with our larger church programs and ministries, and creating a more welcoming environment for all families so that all feel they belong!

9:30 and 11:00 SS classes for elementary children with special needs – Room 104
9:30 and 11:00 SS classes for teens with special needs – Room 110
9:30 SS class for young adults with special needs  – Room 180

It will be an exciting journey!! We are taking the first steps and our prayer is that we can all join in this adventure together! If you have any interest or would like to explore/hear more, please contact Autumn (autumn@matthewsumc.org) or Laurie (laurie.little2@gmail.com). Please join us in prayer as we discern ways to meet the needs of these special families. A special orientation will be held Sunday, November 12 at 12:15 in Room 158.

RSVP: Contact Autumn at 704-815-1919 or autumn@matthewsumc.org or for any questions regarding class information, registration and volunteering.