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Special Needs ministry

OPEN HEARTS Special Needs Ministry

ALL children, ALL Families, ALWAYS Welcome!

If you haven’t already heard about us…let us introduce ourselves. We are the Open Hearts at First United Methodist Church Hot Springs (FUMC). We are the mothers, fathers, siblings, care-givers, friends, and supporters of children with special needs within our church community. Just like any family, we all have our differences, and like any family we work together to make sure that all of us grow in the light of God's Love. Our children teach us that wheelchairs are not obstacles to playing in God's house, that communication disorders do not prevent us from talking to God, and that learning differences do not keep us from being students of the Lord.

Our Mission

We work diligently to eliminate the obstacles that prevent families from participating in the programs offered at First United Methodist Church. It is our goal to provide a church environment that is safe, nurturing and enjoyable for ALL children.

Be an Open Hearts Angel

This ministry is dependent upon the support of amazing volunteers who dedicate their skills, services, and time to the Open Hearts’ children and families. If you want to share God's love with a special child, please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. We offer opportunities to serve at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. Contact Michelle Wilkins, Children’s Minister by email or by phone at 501-318-3977 for more information.

"For the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." -1 Samuel 16:7b

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