Special Needs

Vacation Bible School

June 19-22 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Christ Church
Join us for Gadgets & Gizmos VBS at Christ Church. Through skits, songs, crafts, games, snacks and worship, children will discover that they are uniquely wired and wonderfully made!


June 12-16 | 9 a.m.-Noon | Grace Evangelical Church | 9750 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown
The Special Needs Ministries at Christ Church and Grace Evan are teaming up for Galactic Starveyors VBS. Join us for a fun-filled week discovering the God of the universe.


Blessings Sunday School Class

Sundays | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Wilson/Ross 205

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, Grace Evangelical Church and Young Life Capernaum. 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. | followed by Fitness Time from 11 a.m.-Noon
The first two Fridays of the month, Breakfast Club meets at Grace Evangelical Church in Mike's Place, 9750 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown.
The last two Fridays are at Christ Church in The Refuge.

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

Join us for a night of dancing, laughter and more at the Joy Prom, a full-scale prom for individuals with special needs, ages 16+. Parents and caregivers are invited to an accompanying reception too! | Learn more

Joy Prom is sponsored by Christ Church Memphis, Second Presbyterian Church, Longview Heights Baptist Church, Grace Evangelical Church, Young Life Capernaum and Camp Conquest. 


Summer Camp

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

Challenger Baseball 

Challenger Baseball, or Buddy Ball, is for mentally and/or physically challenged athletes. 

For more details about the Special Needs Ministry, contact Ashley Parks, (901) 261-2153.