Access Ministries

Access Ministries at Northland strives to create a welcoming environment
for individuals with disabilities and their families.  

Upcoming Events

Children & Youth

Sunday School, teaching children who God is and that He created them with a plan and a purpose. A variety of accommodations are available at our Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. worship services to ensure that children with disabilities are able to learn and succeed in the classroom.

Buddy Break, a FREE respite program on the second Saturday morning of every month. This is designed to give caregivers of kids with disabilities needs a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities.Register online
‍Email Akela Edwards

The Upper Room, teaching children who God is and that He created them with a plan and a purpose. A variety of accommodations are available at our Saturday 5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. worship services to ensure that children with disabilities are able to learn and succeed in the classroom.

Middle & High School Youth Group, we provide buddies and any additional support needed for all to participate in our Wednesday night middle school youth group (LUG) and our Sunday night (High School Youth Group).
Email Stephanie.Seda@NorthlandChurch.net.

Access Caregivers Small Group This is a group of believers who are caregivers. They have children with special needs or elderly parents, or they work or volunteer with people who have special needs. It’s not a requirement of the group, but they do talk a lot about their experiences. Two of the group members are adults with special needs. Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Family Home in Longwood.
Contact Access Caregivers for more information.

Adults

FaithAbility, a monthly (third Friday of every month) connection group for adults from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with intellectual disabilities and their family and friends.

Bible Study, a fun and engaging Sunday morning class at 9 a.m. in the Community Art Center for adults with intellectual disabilities. Join us after for the 11 am service.

Rhythms of Grace is an acoustic, inclusive, sensory-friendly worship service in the HUB. Wednesdays at 12:30 pm.
Email heather.subbert@northlandchurch.net for schedule of dates.

Community Art Connection, an arts based ministry for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to engage in creative expression and develop artistic talents. Classes in the CAC include fine art, drama, dance, self-defense, culinary arts, and choir. Offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Email Community Art Connection

Learn more about Community Art Connection >

Families

Access Family Connect, a monthly get together for families living with disabilities. Families gather for prayer and a potluck, then parents dive into a special topics Bible study while kids are watched by childcare workers. 6:30 - 8:30 pm on the third Friday of each month.

Boost- We understand disability, including the fatigue and isolation families sometimes experience. We want to give you a Boost — a fun event for individuals and families impacted by disability. You can expect food, crazy activities and times of inspiration! First Friday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in our grade school wing.

Contact- Barbara Costanzo

Facilities

A large parking area designated in front of the worship center for those who have disabilities.

A signed worship service for individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing, Sunday mornings at 11 am at Longwood.

Sound amplification aids are free and available at the Welcome Center for use during any worship service.

Printed lyrics for the visually impaired are also available.

Designated seating areas throughout the sanctuary, if needed, for people with wheelchairs, walkers, or other disabilities.

A disabilities/cry room located at the back left side of the sanctuary. This room is equipped with comfortable seating and a large-screen monitor to watch and hear the service. The room is useful not only for moms and babies or small children, but also for children who may find the service to be too much stimulation, who are prone to seizures, who have autism, and other children with disabilities. To support this, there are two family restrooms nearby.

Questions & Contact Information

Contact- Heather Subbert
Email- Heather.Subbert@northlandchurch.net

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