Bridges is the disability ministry of Manor Church. A bridge provides support and connection and it overcomes an obstacle.
We believe that God has a plan and a place for every person in the church. Regardless of what you can or cannot do, we want to connect with you, and we want to be sure you and your family feel comfortable and welcome here. We want this to be a place where you can grow and serve, because every person has a unique, God given gift to share!
We recognize that one out of every five persons in our community has a disability, but only a few of them attend or are involved in a church. We want to change this! Our goal is to identify and break down any barriers that keep people with disabilities and their families from being able to fully participate in the life of our church. We know that sometimes that participation may require some additional support. Listed below are some ways that you can connect, grow and serve at Manor Church.
And yes, our church facility is fully compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.
Opportunities at Manor Church include:
Disability Awareness - We seek to educate and create awareness in our church family by highlighting disability issues through sermon illustrations, interviews, media, and special events like our recent Let it Shine celebration service.
Inclusion - One-on-one mentors are available for those who need personal assistance in order to participate in a class or so family members can attend worship services.
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Manor is equipped with a hearing assist system. Headsets are available at the Information Desk. We also provide an interpreter for our entire 10:30 service.
Journeys - Journeys is a monthly event that provides fun and fellowship for single adults affected by disability.
Bridges Respite - Read an important update by clicking on the link to the left.
Thrive - A small group Bible study for women who have a son or daughter with special needs.
Day of Pampering - This annual outreach is a day to love, serve, and honor moms of children with disabilities and wives of husbands with disabilities. We transform our church facility into a five star restaurant and spa. We pamper their hearts, bodies and spirits so they leave ready for their next 364 days. Join us, as many volunteers are needed to serve these dear ladies.
Outreach and Service Opportunities - We partner with other organizations that provide training, service opportunities, resources and support for people and families affected by disabilities.