At UDLC we believe and embrace the fact that all people are God’s special and dearly beloved children! We all have special needs and we have all been given special gifts by our Loving Creator. We work, with God’s grace, to help all children feel welcome, loved, and safe, and to help them discover how they can use their unique gifts to share God’s love with others.
For children who have specific learning and developmental needs, we are blessed to have the PALS ministry where loving adults and older youth are buddies to special needs children & youth in their Sunday School classrooms and in Catechetics classes. We ask parents of special needs children to contact Livvy Steffens, Director of Education Ministries for Children and Youth, if they feel their children would benefit from having a PAL in the classroom. Livvy’s contact information is shared below.
We are also blessed to have our new Sunday School Enrichment Ministry to younger students, enabling them to learn about and experience God’s love and grace through movement, art, and creative drama. The Enrichment Ministry happens during the Sunday School hour in our large Fellowship Hall space, once or twice a month, depending on the numbers of volunteers available and the availability of space. Students in the 3 Year Olds Class through 1st Grade, spend 20 minutes of the Sunday School hour having fun moving, singing, playing, praying while they hear God’s Word and reinforce the wonderful messages shared in the Bible though movement and other enrichment activities.
As disciples of Jesus, Sunday school students of all ages participate in Outreach Servant Projects throughout the school year. Our many Servant Projects are listed on the Sunday School Calendar.