Weekday Opportunities

One of our goals in Shine is to walk alongside families in their parenting journey by offering events throughout the year to provide support and fellowship for our families with special needs.

Shine Neighborhood Bible Club

Shine Neighborhood Bible Club is an excellent opportunity for those with special needs and their siblings, ages 4 and older, to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus.  Through adapted Bible lessons, we will hear the gospel and learn more about who Jesus is.  Buddies will assist participants throughout the week with worship, crafts, games, and more.

Club will take place at Wheaton Bible Church, 27W500 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185

Please RSVP by clicking the register button below.  Contact Holly Kitchens, hkitchens@wheatonbible.org, with any questions. 

Register for Shine Neighborhood Bible Clubs

Support for Mothers

Ladies Night Out meets monthly to allow mothers of those with special needs to come together for a time of fellowship and prayer, typically on Thursday evenings.

Mothers who wish to participate in a weekly Bible study are invited to join a Women’s Bible Study Place 4 You small group where you may select whether you wish to be in a group with other mothers of children with special needs.

Support for Fathers

Fathers of children with special needs are invited to join the Shine/STARS Dad’s group that connects monthly for a time of prayer and a devotional, typically on Thursday evenings. Contact John Foos for more information.

Buddy Break

Buddy Break is an opportunity for individuals with special needs, their siblings, and buddies to particpate in engaging activities, providing a break for caregivers.

For more information about our Special Needs ministry, contact Holly Kitchens, Special Needs Ministry Coordinator, 630.876.6622, hkitchens@wheatonbible.org. 

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