Church to offer special needs Sunday school class

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A Sunday school class for children ages 4-12 with special needs will begin Oct. 1 at West Nash United Methodist Church, 2200 Nash Street, NW, Wilson. Class hours are 10 a.m. to noon each Sunday.

“Nearly one in six children is challenged by Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and cognitive and developmental disabilities, often preventing these children and their families from engaging in church and church school activities,” said the Rev. Tuck Taylor, pastor at West Nash United Methodist Church. “We welcome all God’s precious children and we seek to provide a place where each one will encounter God’s love, grow in Christian understanding, and enjoy fun fellowship with others.”

Teachers for this class will be trained by professionals or are already working in the special needs field. Activities planned are adapted for each child’s needs.

“It hurts us to think that any child might not feel welcome due to cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities, and so we make every effort to provide a space that is fun, spiritually enriching, safe and full of God’s love,” Tucker said. “’Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’”

For more information about the special needs Sunday school class, contact West Nash United Methodist Church at 252-237-4258.