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Special Needs Ministry

Special Needs: About
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What: A Parents Afternoon Out

When: Saturday, August 27th

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 23rd or when space is full (whichever comes first).

The registration link for Participants will be:

To Volunteer at the event please sign up at:

For more information, please contact Meredith McGowan at

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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