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Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

A community of parents and caregivers who come together to share advice, struggles, and the joys of caring for our family members with special needs

About our Ministry

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made is a support group for parents and caregivers of family members with special needs. Our group provides a safe place to discuss struggles, celebrate joys, learn together, and build fellowship in our parish. 

Our namesake comes from Psalm 139:13-14
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (NIV)

Calendar + Upcoming Events

Regular Meeting Dates: The 3rd Sunday of every month
Regular Meeting Time: 6:30PM 
Regular Meeting Location: St. Luke Room (unless otherwise noted)

Join us for our Next Meeting!

Date: Sunday, March 19
Time: 6:30PM
Location: St. Luke Room
Topic: Join us for a round table discussion on successes you have had in the past month in caring for our loved ones with special needs.  Sharing these stories and ideas is a great way to help other families who are struggling with similar challenges.
Reflect: Please reflect on 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 before our next meeting
Childcare: Childcare provided in the church nursery during the meeting, for walking children age 1 and older. Contact Jim Hamilton with questions.

Upcoming Meetings

Date: Sunday, April 16
Time: 6:30PM
Location: St. Luke Room
Speaker: Jeremy Didier, co-founder of Impact Parents, will discuss best practices for parenting a child with ADHD and will be happy to answer any questions about ADHD. 

More information coming soon for the following dates:
May 21 | June 18 | July 16

Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 6:30PM
Location: St. Luke Room
Speaker: Join us Sunday, August 20 for a discussion with Doc Hunsley.  Stephen “Doc” Hunsley, M.D. is the Executive Director and founder of SOAR Special Needs in Lenexa, Kansas. SOAR (Special Opportunities, Abilities, and Relationships) serves over 1000 individuals with disabilities through regular respite events and Special Needs Day Camps.  Doc is currently assisting over 500 churches locally, nationally, and globally in starting a Disability Ministry.

Past Speakers and Topics

  • Kim Hammers: Executive Director of EMBRACE
  • Kelly Rose: Vice Principal of ACS
  • Ivailo Grigorov: Special needs financial planner
  • Carlye Ehman: Medicaid Waiver
  • Casey Connealy: Special Needs Trusts

Contact Us

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about this ministry, please reach out!

Jim and Mary Kate Hamilton
816-304-0517 (Mary Kate)
913-387-7577 (Jim)

Links + Resources

*Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

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