Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

Welcome to Parkside's Special Needs Ministry, Faithful Friends. We pray that you will know the love of Christ in real ways as we care for your loved one. 

Our Vision

We desire that every person at Parkside Church, with differing abilities, intellect, and skills would become a committed follower of Jesus Christ. We recognize that the Special Needs Ministry will look different than a typical ministry for children, teens, and adults, and we desire that this ministry will:

  •  enable the full participation of people touched by disability in the life of the church;
  •  be a safe and loving place for children, teens, and adults with special needs;
  •  teach children, teens, and adults with special needs the truths of God’s Word in ways they may understand;
  •  show children, teens, and adults with special needs the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in practical ways;
  •  allow parents/caregivers to worship and study God’s Word, while their family member is safely cared for;
  •  be a support group for families with children, teens, and adults who have special needs.

Our History

We began in 1992 with two teens with special needs and two helpers. Both of these teens are now adults who attend the Faithful Friends Adult class.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Faithful Friends Easter Sunday

    On Easter Sunday, the Jr and Teen Classes will meet at 10:30am as usual. 

    The Adult Class will not meet. 

  • Faithful Friends Volunteers Needed

    With a need and the desire of committed believers, the Faithful Friends special needs ministry now serves approximately 30 families with three different classes! Our Jr, Teen, and Adult classes meet every Sunday for a time of singing, prayer, and the study of God's Word. We strive to show how the gospel is truly accessible to all. 


    We are praying for 6-8 new volunteers to serve on Sunday Mornings in our Faithful Friends Jr, Teen, or Adult class. Volunteers may serve every week or every other week. 


    Will you join us in serving so that the gospel might be proclaimed, Christ glorified, and believers encouraged?

  • Faithful Friends Holiday Schedule

    As the holiday season approaches, we encourage families to make note of our amended schedule.


    December 3: All Faithful Friends classes meet as usual.

    Decemeber 10: All Faithful Friends classes meet as usual.

    December 17: Jr and Teen classes meet as usual. No Adult class.

    December 24: No morning service. Evening services at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm. 

    December 31: No Faithful Friends classes. 

    January 7: All Faithful Friends classes meet as usual.


Julie Pelletier
Allie Mach