Special Friends is a special ministry. God has touched the hearts of the people at First Baptist Church Allen to reach out to families in our community who have children or family members with special needs.
Preschool Special Friends BFGs Sundays at 9 or 10:30 a.m. (more)
We seek to provide the best learning environment for all preschoolers. For more information about our ministry to preschoolers with special needs, contact Alyson Walker.
Children/Preteen Special Friends BFGs Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in CH201 (more)
Our goal is to show God’s love and to accommodate each specific need. Children and Preteen Special Friends BFGs use Lifeway’s “Special Buddies” curriculum which is based on biblical truth and is designed specifically for children with special needs. For more information, contact Lezah Maitland.
Adult Special Friends BFGs Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in C105 (more)
Teachers are available, after attending the 9 a.m. Worship Service, to help with assisting class members to their class. The Adult Special Friends class uses “Access” curriculum by Lifeway. For more information, contact Freda and Dan Kendall.
Events and Activities
Parents’ Night Out once a month night out for parents and caregivers (more)
Grade school-age children, along with their siblings are invited to The Curb (Student Center) for a time of music, games, movies and snacks. Each child is paired with a youth “Buddy” for the evening. Buddies help in whatever way needed. Adults provide leadership and supervision at all times. Parents' Night Out meets one night a month during the school year. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Cindy Edamura.
Angel T-Ball recreational league for elementary school children with special needs (more)
There is a spring and fall season, each lasting for eight weeks. Every child is paired with a youth “Buddy.” Athletic ability is not necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Moore.
Walking By Faith Christ-centered support to mothers of children with special needs (more)
Join other moms who understand your journey and want to lift you along the way through practical and prayer support. This group meets during the school year on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in B214. For more information, contact Stacie Smith.
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For more information, contact:
Minister of Children
Education Ministry Assistant