Disability Ministry

Valley Community Church has a number of programs in place at this time to serve the disabled community and others are in the works. We are excited about God’s plans for this ministry.

DMheartsmall - Disability Ministry heartSpecial Needs Sunday School (also know as Friendship Class)

This class serves children with a variety of special needs and meets during First service at 9:00am and iNVERSION at 11:00am. The children meet in the back portable for Bible lessons, crafts, and music. We request that the first time your child joins us that you accompany them so we can get to know them and you better. You will find registration forms to bring with you on your first visit online. Questions? Contact Pam Bennett at or 925-461-7461.

Friday Friends Logo - Friday FriendsFriday Friends

A Bible study and fellowship group for adults 18 and over with developmental disabilities. The meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from mid-September through June. Each meeting starts at 6:00pm with a free dinner at 6:15pm followed by prayer time, Bible study, craft and games. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year. For additional information and/or to reserve a spot, contact June Irick at or 925-828-1363. Friday Friends meets upstairs in the Seminar Room.

DMheartsmall - Disability Ministry heartFacility Accommodations

  • There is a loop system in our Sanctuary and Seminar Room to help those with hearing devices.
  • All of our pew Bibles are large-print! Large-print bulletins with words to the music are available as well. If you need a large-print bulletin, please ask a greeter.
  • The elevator is accessed from the walkway between the Sanctuary and the church office. There is also a lift back-stage in the sanctuary for stage access.
  • We have wheelchairs available for on-campus use. Just ask an usher if you have need for one.

DMheartsmall - Disability Ministry heartRespite Care Events

Respite involves caring for a disabled child so that the caretaker/parent can take a much needed breather. We periodically host respite care events so stay tuned and keep checking back with us online under Upcoming Events.

Questions? Contact the church office at 925-846-6622 or Shelly Welsh, Disability Ministry Coordinator at 925-580-4392 or .

The forms below are required for participating in a respite event. They are PDF and can be filled out and saved using the Acrobat Sign feature. The filled-out, signed forms should be emailed to Shelly Welsh at

Respite registration

Volunteer application

Disability etiquette