WEPC Friends: a ministry to love and include children with special needs and their families
We believe that the Gospel changes everything. Jesus’ love and mercy reaches into the lives and hearts of all believers through the covenant community of our church body. WEPC Friends hopes to better provide opportunities for all children in the body to hear and experience the gospel in a safe, appropriate way. We have found that there are children who need extra help, assistance, or understanding to participate in our ministries. Every one of our children is unique, and has been lovingly created by God in His own image. It is important for the church to understand how physical disabilities, emotional or mental health struggles, illness or health concerns, food allergies or any other special circumstances may play a part in a child’s ability to fully participate in our ministries, and consider how we can love & support parents and families.
Please use this WEPC Friends Communication Form to tell us how we can understand, include, and better serve your family.
A Sensory Room is available in Room 119 for a quiet place to relax, and decompress with sensory friendly toys, bean bags, and live audio feed from the sanctuary. Requires adult supervision from a parent or Children's Ministry volunteer.
The mission of West End Friends for Life is to make the Gospel accessible to adults with disabilities and their families.
First Thursday Club
First Thursdays of each month (October–May), 6–8 PM in the Fellowship Hall
Join us for a fun time of games, skits, dinner, fellowship, and a time to explore the Gospel of Jesus. This is open for anyone in the community with or without disabilities. We ask that if your friend requires assistance, that someone stays with him or her. For more information, contact Connie James.
COVID-19 Update (October 2020)
Sadly, all Friends For Life programs are on hold for the time-being. Check back in in January 2020 for an update. In the meantime, if you need prayers or help, please contact Connie James at
Night to Shine
Night to Shine is a prom night experience, centered on Jesus' love for individuals with disabilities. This event is held in February each year. WEPC partners with more than 10 local churches to sponsor this event. For more information, visit nighttoshinerva.com