Special Needs "HIS Ministry"

HIS ministry was created to promote awareness, inclusion, accessibility, and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.  

HIS volunteers are dedicated to developing, facilitating and ensuring spiritual programming, fellowship opportunities, and loving support for individuals with special needs and their families in addition to the programming and opportunities Mount Zion United Methodist Church offers. 

HIS ministries offered on the Mount Zion United Methodist Church campus include:

The Feast                                                                                  

11:00am Every 3rd Sunday,  in the Youth Room of Mt. Zion's Family Life Center  (Beginning October 2017)

The Feast offers an alternative worship service in addition to our regularly scheduled worship experiences. This 20 minute service includes a shorter, simpler devotion with increased musical and involvement opportunities, and always includes communion.  Everyone is welcome at His table!  Serving opportunities (ushering, choir, etc.) for everyone is encouraged. Pre-registration is not required.

A Place For Us

11:00am every Sunday in Mt. Zion's Conference Room, located on the back hall of the church offices. (Beginning in October 2017)

A Place for Us is a quiet dedicated space designed for use when an individual/family is present on the church campus but is unable or prefers not to attend or remain in a designated worship service.  This space allows the family to remain on campus and continue worship (via live-streaming on a laptop provided) without the stress of physically remaining in the larger groups setting. Preregistration is not required.  First come/first served

Agape Sunday School

9:45 am every Sunday in Room 2 of Mt. Zion's Family Life Center 

Agape Sunday School is a sensory friendly classroom designed for Middle and High School students in need of a modified curriculum and low stimulation area. Mainstream Sunday School classes are available for ages 3 years old and up and everyone is welcome.  We also provide Special Needs Childcare in the nursery during all Sunday morning activities.  Because of our desire to minister to every family, we ask that you contact the Children’s Ministry team at 704-892-8566 to discuss your child’s specific needs.  Every 5th Sunday we try to schedule youth attendance to encourage/facilitate friendships. Pre-registration is not required. Contact: MZUMC Children’s Ministry Team

JEDI Night (Beginning september 2017)

4:30-6:15 pm Every 4th Sunday in Mt. Zion's Family Life Center Gym (Beginning september 2017)

Joy for Exceptionally Developing Individuals is an opportunity for a fun night at FUEL Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12) that is designed for individuals with special needs.  Sharing of food, activities, games, and worship makes building relationships fun! Pre-registration is not required. Contact:  MZUMC Youth Director

Just As I Am

4:30-6:15 Every 2nd Sunday  (Sept 2017- May 2018) in Mt. Zion's "Hut" (log cabin)

Just as I Am is a spiritual and leisure enrichment group designed to promote positive socialization opportunities and spiritual growth.  The participants will enjoy a program that includes a combination of devotions, prayer time, music, celebrations, games, snacks, and crafts.

Children and youth are welcome with a parent. Individuals attending as a group (Ex. Group Home Residents, Other Church Groups, etc. are very welcome but a responsible person must remain with the group at all times.)    

 Pre-registration IS required five days prior to the event to ensure adequate volunteer coverage (including one-on-one needs).  Cancellation of events will be communicated via e-mail/texts by 12:00 PM on event day if needed.

Please fill out the following form to register. 

Please, also insure that each participant has a "HIS Ministry Participation Form" on file with the MInistry staff. A copy of the form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Please email the completed form to .

Sustain

6:30-7:30pm   Every 1st Tuesday in Mt. Zion's  Parlor (Beginning October 2017)

The goals of this Pastor-led support group are to offer blessing and support to the parents/families/ caregivers of individuals with special needs.  It is hoped that this small group opportunity will provide a safe place to talk/cry/laugh/share, prevent feelings of isolation, and facilitate the sharing of information about issues and solutions.Pre-registration is not required. Contact: Rev. Tony Moreau

To ensure the best possible experience for everyone we ask that each participant have a His Ministry Participation Registration Form on file with our His Ministry Staff. Please click the link below to download the form.  Please bring a copy of the form to the first ministry event attended.

HIS Ministry Participation Form

Please email the completed form to

For more information, please contact Rev. Tony Moreau at the Church Office:  (704) 892-8566 or via email at .