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Faith Based Services

Bayside Church

8191 Sierra College Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 791-1244

Marcy Spina
916-791-1244 x8533

  • Bayside offers Safe Harbor, a place where parents with special needs children can leave their child with aides so they can attend a weekend service at Bayside.
  • The room is open during the 4:15pm and 6pm services on Saturdays and during the 9:45am and 11:15am services on Sundays.
  • Include Me Klub is an inclusion ministry also offered during weekend services.
  • Through the Roof is a program designed to assist families with children who have special needs as a result of physical, developmental, or cognitive challenges.
  • Every first Friday of the month, FridayNite KidzKlub and TeenzKlub provide opportunities for parents to have a date night, while qualified volunteers care for your children and teenagers.
  • Reservations are required.

Capital Christian Center

9470 Micron Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 709-7623

Champions Special Needs Ministry

Kelly Sapp
916-856-5683 x232.

  • Provides one-on-one coaching for your special needs child with background screened coaches while parents attend services.
  • Services provided for children from Birth through 8th grade at the 9:30am service and for ages 15 through young adult at the 11:15am Sunday service.
  • In order to better serve your child, children must be pre-enrolled.

First Covenant Church

10933 Progress Ct.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95826
(916) 861-2240

Gabby Brigance

  • On Eagles Wings, Special Needs ministry offers free respite care for families with special needs children and their siblings on the third Friday of each month from 6-9pm.
  • During Sunday morning programs, each child is matched with a “buddy” who shadows and assists them in the appropriate classroom setting.
  • There is also a special room, staffed with trained adults who can help comfort, redirect and love children who need a break from the Sunday morning routine.

First Presbyterian Church of Roseville

515 Sunrise Avenue
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 782-3186

Lakeside Church

745 Oak Ave Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-3245
Cheri Wieland

  • Side Kick Alley – Children are paired with “buddies” who have been trained in working with special needs children during the 6:30pm service on Saturday and the 9am service on Sunday.
  • Children with special needs can attend “regular” class with a buddy or spend time in a special needs room.
  • Prior evaluations are required in order to place a child in the special needs program.

Sunrise Community Church—WOW

8321 Greenback Lane
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 726-4642
Dan Brown, Program Director
(916) 521-7333

  • WOW – Giving teens with disabilities the opportunity to Walk On Water.
  • WOW is a youth program dedicated to giving teens with disabilities the opportunity to realize their potential through friendships, sports and faith.

Sunset Christian Center

Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 780-2273

  • Explorers Special Needs Ministry – Inclusion based special needs program to assist individuals with special needs in participating in mainstream children’s ministry activities every Sunday morning and Wednesday night.

Joni and Friends


  • For nearly a quarter of a century, Joni and Friends has been dedicated to extending the love and message of Christ to people who are affected by disability, whether it is the disabled person, a family member or friend.
  • Our objective is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this group of people in practical ways.
  • Programs include Family Retreats – five day summer programs across the United States where families affected by disability can find hope and get a break from the challenges of everyday life.