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October Happenings

"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; they are a reward from Him.”

- Psalm. 127:3

BIG things are happening at NPC!

  1. We recently made a BIG announcement: Special Needs Trunk or Treat will be Oct 23rd from 5-7pm.

  2. Family Dedication Service was this past Sunday!

Family Dedication Service

The Gospel of Mark tells us that parents were bringing their children to Jesus so that He might “touch” them (10:13-16). This touch included Jesus taking the children up in His arms, laying His hands on them for prayer, and blessing them.

He commanded His disciples, “Let the little children come to me…; for it such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Jesus wants to remind each of us how we should approach His kingdom like children by having simple faith and trust.

Our Family Dedication Milestone was Sunday, it was a reminder of this call.

It's our desire as a National Park Church Family Ministry to help children make confessions of faith in Jesus at every age and support parents along the way.

We marked that spiritual shaping moment this past Sunday! Check out our Facebook page to see the video!

Special Needs Trunk or Treat

More info & Sign up HERE:

Holidays tend to be difficult for parents and caregivers of special needs children. The fall holidays are no exception. Many children struggle with trick-or-treating for a variety of reasons. National Park Church is putting on a Fall Fest for families and children with a variety of special needs.

Note: This event is for Families with Special Needs ONLY and the families of National Park Church.

Fall Fest is a non-scary, allergy-aware, handicapped accessible event for children and adults with special needs to enjoy trick-or-treating.

Information for Participating Families

This event allows all children and adults with special needs to enjoy trick-or-treating.

  • Your child or adult will walk around collecting treats from each car or station; indoor and outdoor.

  • Every station will offer some type of allergy-sensitive treat or a non-food item. Tables will be decorated and volunteers will be dressed in non-scary costumes. There will be limited sounds and decor to avoid too much stimulation.

  • Your child or adult is welcome to come dressed in their costume or without one!

  • We will have a calm area, so if you're not quite ready to leave, but your child or adult needs a moment to calm themselves, you're welcome to use the calming room.

Take Note:

  • Teal Pumpkin (will be available with allergy-friendly or non-food treats)

  • Costumes welcome, but not required

  • No upper age limit

  • Non-scary

  • A calm, friendly environment

  • Non-special needs siblings and friends are invited too!

  • Limited entrance/exit points, volunteers to help guide any "runners" : )

  • Safe boundary outside activities

  • A quiet/safe space or “calm down room”

  • Safety/medical personnel on site

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