The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Children with Special Needs

Our Baptismal Covenant (BCP, p. 304-5) calls us to seek and serve Christ in all persons. The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is committed to helping the faithful live out that call with all people, including children with special needs.

One of the ways that communities in ECCT reach out to families and children with special needs is by offering the Rhythms of Grace worship service. Rhythms of Grace was developed by Linda Snyder and Audrey Scanlan here in CT. Linda Snyder is available to share about ministry with children with special neeeds as part of the Speaker's Bureau. Currently there are five parishes in CT that offer a Rhythms of Grace service:

St. John's Episcopal Church
Church St. (off Rt. 44)
Pine Meadow, Ct. (New Hartford)
1st Sunday of the Month at 1:00PM
www.reddoors.com

St. John's Episcopal Church
92 Main St.
East Windsor, Ct. 06088
860-623-3271
email: stjohnseastwindsor@snet.net
2nd Sunday of the Month at 1:00PM

Christ Church
59 Church St.
Easton, Ct. 06612
email: revellen@att.net
3rd Sunday of the Month @ 1:00PM


St. James Episcopal Church
1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, Ct. 06107
email:  education@stjameswh.org  
(860)521-9620
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 4:00PM 
 beginning in April-
2nd Sunday of the Month @ 4:00PM

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
95 Greenwood Ave.
Bethel, Ct. 06801
www.stthomasbethel.org
(203)-743-1494
One Sunday per month, usually
the 3rd Sunday @ 1:00PM
(Call or email ahead to conform)

Additional Resources

These sites include resources for ministry and worship with children, some of which is particularly for children with special needs:

http://www.messychurch.org.uk/

http://christchurchbuddlake.org/all-gods-children/

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/childrens-ministries

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blog-category/Children%20with%20Disabilities/LifeLongFormation