Special Needs 

Led by Lee Ann Williams

Special Needs Ministry Team:

Ed Hultgren, Connie Dippo, Marie Shotwell, Martha Strysko, Susan Maritz, Lois Ratterree and Lee Ann Williams

Room at the Inn is Hillside's ministry to support and include those with special needs and/or a disability into our church family. Our mission statement is as follows: “The mission of Room at the Inn, as taught and modeled by Jesus, is to welcome and include people with special needs and disabilities into the Hillside family; and to create an environment that breaks down physical and attitudinal barriers.” 

Respite Days are offered three times a year to families who have a child with special needs. All the children in the family are welcome to attend, and each is paired with a buddy for the afternoon of activities.  If you are interested in sending your children to one of our respite days, or if you want to volunteer in any capacity, please Contact Lee Ann Williams.

Next Hillside Respite Day - February 10

Special Needs Resource/Support Group

Join us for a quarterly dinner, teaching, devotion and prayer support for parents of children with special needs. Two churches are collaborating on this resource for families! Relevant topics and biblical teaching will be provided at each session.  Childcare available by reservation only. Cost $5 per adult for dinner and childcare.

Next Support Group - 2/23 and 4/27

Disability Workshop:  Faith Lutheran Church, 50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, hosts a Disability Awareness Workshop on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 until 2:00.  Lunch is provided. Several people active in the disability field, including some who have current disabilities, will share their message and also participate in a panel discussion.  

The purpose of this workshop is to communicate information about some specific disabilities, what services are available in our area, what services are needed, what churches and other groups can do and are doing, and proper disability etiquette. 

Hear from those who have years of experience.  The workshop is free and is for all interested parties. 

For more information and to RSVP for lunch planning, please contact Phillip Kohlmeyer at phillip333@gmail.com or his cell,925-586-2575.

Avenues- A Ministry for Adults (23+) with Special Needs  This ministry is one of friendship, spiritual support and using our gifts to serve others!  The group meets at Hillside the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month unless noted in the calendar.  Come and make new friends! Please Contact Tiffany Yates for more information at tiffany@hillsidecovenant.org and check us out on Facebook under Avenues at Hillside