Special Needs

Blessings Sunday School Class

Sundays | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 209

On Sunday mornings, we enjoy assisting the needs of our friends while expanding their knowledge of Jesus’ love through the stories and promises of the Bible. Every Sunday is a new message along with activities and mission projects throughout the year. The class is open to individuals with special needs ages 5 and up.


Friday Nights | Monthly | Locations Throughout Campus

JoyLife901 is a collaborated effort and partnership of CUMC, Second Presbyterian Church and Grace Evangelical Church. JoyLife901 provides abundant opportunities for children and adults with disabilities from social aspects to providing information and resources to families in need. 


Breakfast Club

Fridays in August–May | 9–11 a.m. | Dunnam 337

Breakfast Club is a breakfast and Bible study for adults with special needs. It’s an opportunity to meet new friends, learn more about God’s Word and enjoy community along with monthly field trips.

Memphis Joy Prom

April each year

A magical night of glitz, glam and JOY. Memphis Joy Prom is a full scale prom that provides opportunities for friends ages 16 and up who have never experienced a prom or an event that truly celebrates them and the love Christ has for all of us.


Sports Camp

June each year | Afternoons after VBS

Join us for this sports camp designed specifically for special needs children.

Summer Camp

Opportunities vary each summer from sports to drama camp opportunities. Call in the spring for dates. 


Memphis Bridges the Gap Resource Marketplace

Friday, Oct. 21 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Seabrook Hall

An evening for the entire family! Includes speakers, fun for kids & dinner provided by the CUMC Men's Grill Team

Activities available for your special needs child or adult. Must register; first-come, first-served basis:

  • Young Life Capernaum Club: 6-8:15 p.m. | Rash Hall | ages 14-22
    To register: Susan Greene, 674-6881
  • Joy Life 901: 6-8:30 p.m. | Rogers Gym | ages 5 & up
    activities & fellowship for individuals with special needs
    Register here

For more information, contact Ashley Parks, 261-2153.


For more details about the Special Needs Ministry, contact Ashley Parks, 261-2153.