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Special Needs Ministry

Special Needs: About
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What: A Parent's Afternoon Out

When: Saturday, December 2

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Hosted by First Baptist Church of Opelika

In partnership with Near His Heart

301 S. 8th Street

Event is free for participants. Open to ages infant-adult with disabilities and siblings. Space is limited. You MUST pre-register in order to participate. Registration will open the August 1st and will end, Tues. August 15th or when space is full (whichever comes first).


Registration link:

To Volunteer at the event please sign up at:

For more information, please contact Frank Dukes 

Sunday Information


Families / Caregivers with Special Needs Children up to the 6th grade

What to bring:

Change of clothes (if needed)
Comfort item (toy, blanket, stuffed animal etc.)
Whatever you think your child needs.


Sundays, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

What Parents/Caregivers should know:

Parents/Caregivers are welcome to stay with their child, attend the 9:45 Contemporary Worship Service in The 3:16 Center or attend their preferred Sunday School Class. Their children will be in a safe environment where they are loved and welcomed. Valet parking services and elevators are available. 

  • Three-hour Respites are scheduled periodically for families to have free time. 

  • Volunteers are needed to provide 'buddies' on Sundays and during Respites. To volunteer, use the form below.

Contact the church office; You will be contacted by a Special Needs Ministry Team member to discuss your specific needs. Arrangements can be made to assign a buddy (if needed) and introduce your child,

(including siblings) to their Sunday School class. 

Got Questions?

301 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801, USA

(334) 745-5715

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