It’s about Jesus for all people.
First Christian Church is a place where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued and invited to take part.
Shine ministry for youth (ages 3-18) with disabilities meets in Playland on Sunday, 11am.
Kingdom Builders class for adults with disabilities meets in Heritage Hall A on Sunday, 9:30am.
Choir for our adults with disabilities to learn classic hymns and prepare for performances.
Day Services programming to help enrich and empower the lives of adults with disabilities through faith, fitness, arts, community integration, and work readiness takes place Monday-Friday at First Christian.
rEcess Night is a monthly event the first Friday of every month during the school year where parents and family members are provided a free night away while their kids have a blast at the church. Children are paired with a buddy for the evening, play games, and participate in fun activities.
Social Gatherings happen throughout the year. We have dances like Cafe Disco Dance Party in October, Christmas parties, bowling nights, and other chances to hang out and make friends.
Mission Trips for people with disabilities offer unique, out of state, opportunities for our friends to go on mission serving God and others.
Volunteer Guardianship is a way we partner with Stark County DD and the local courts to extend Jesus’ love to as many people as possible.
Edgewood Field exists for use by children and adults with varying disabilities. It serves as the home field for Canton Challenger Baseball and for Stark Public Special Olympics Softball. Volunteer opportunities are available each spring and summer. Families using Edgewood field are invited to use the ADA-accesible playground on the south side of our building.
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First Christian Day Services
First Christian Day Services is a faith-based program that exists to enrich and empower the lives of adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
rEcess is a night designed for awesome kids with disabilities (and for their amazing parents to get the night out).
First Christian Church supports Ability Ministry as one of our local missions and impact partners. Ability Ministry is an independent Christian non-profit ministry that strives to enhance the lives of persons affected with disabilities.
We're a parent-lead support group for parents who are caring for children or adult children with special needs. In our group we hope to bring each other encouragement through the sharing of our experiences among people who understand, foster friendships that will bring us strength in unity, and allow God's word to remind us that Jesus is for all people.