Important Notice

Our only service will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 5 p.m. due to the Naperville Marathon on Sunday, October 21.

The Saturday, October 20 service at 5 p.m. will be available for streaming all day on Sunday, October 21 on peopleofgrace.org.

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Opening Doors to ALL Abilities: Creating and Maintaining an Inclusive Church Home

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Grace’s Open Doors Ministry & Children's Faith Formation Ministry are proud to host " Opening Doors to ALL Abilities: Creating and Maintaining an Inclusive Church Home." This free workshop will be held on Saturday, April 21,from 8:30 a.m.  - 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Whether you are a parent of typically developing children or children with special needs, a Grace member already involved with Open Doors, a Grace member interested in what you can do, or a local church looking to develop and/or start a ministry for individuals with special needs, we will have something for you. Nicole Zaccaria, our coordinator of Open Doors Ministry, will explain our very important ministry.  A local special education teacher will help to build knowledge and comfort in supporting individuals with special needs and teach us how we can recognize particular obstacles that might be found in the church setting.  A parent will offer personal testimony. A local social worker will help us to develop a better understanding of the emotions families experience as well as how the church can build a relationship to best welcome individuals of all abilities. Questions will be welcomed throughout.   

Register Now!  Advance registration is required by April 15. Childcare is available. A continental breakfast will be provided. Contact Nicole Zaccaria, our Open Doors Ministry Coordinator, (nicole.zaccaria@peopleofgrace.org) for more information.