At Dawson, we strive to serve and encourage individuals from all walks of life. Our Special Needs Ministry is designed to effectively share the love of Jesus and include people with physical or learning disabilities and challenges through activities and programs for people of all ages.

Our Hearts & Hands Ministry (ages birth to 18 years) provides a special Sunday morning experience during all three worship services with a focus on caring for the safety and well-being of each child.  Depending on his or her individual needs, we provide one-on-one “buddy” support in an age-appropriate classroom as well as access to the sensory-friendly Hearts & Hands room.  This ministry offers families a network of caring and supportive volunteers who help provide a consistent routine for you and your child on Sunday mornings. Our Adult Special Needs Ministry offers programs and activities outside of the church walls, as well as transportation service to and from Dawson for adults with special needs.

For more information about Hearts & Hands (ages birth to 18 years), please contact Ruth Ann Turner, Hearts & Hands Coordinator, at

For more information about our Adult Special Needs Ministry, please contact Debbie Moss, Minister of Health & Wellness, at

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