About Us

In 1997, Naomi Mitchum, a long-time church member and volunteer at Chapelwood United Methodist Church took a leap of faith and started Circle of Friends (COF). She saw a pressing need as she discovered that the congregation had adults with special needs but did not offer any type of programming for them. A culture of open mindedness was quickly developed to welcome persons with disabilities and a facility was made accessible. A year later, a Sunday school class was started with five students. Our Special Needs Ministry now serves youth ages 13-22 and adults post high school graduation and older on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. 

mission statement

Our mission is to foster the appreciation of individuals with disabilities as indispensable members of the Body of Christ providing meaningful participation in all aspects of the life of the Church through engagement, relationship, and appropriate support. We nurture the growth and capability of all people with disabilities, so they experience a true sense of belonging in our community. 


PLANNING TO ATTEND?

We look forward to meeting you! Contact with our Special Needs Ministry Director before attending is encouraged. Prior to your visit, we ask all parents, guardians and caregivers to complete the registration form. Once we have received your completed forms, our Ministry Director will be in contact with you. These documents help us gather important information about your loved one so that can better serve them.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

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Staff

Karen Enamorado

Ministry Director, Special Needs Ministry

Karen Enamorado

Ministry Director, Special Needs Ministry

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Jackie Harrison

Ministry Assistant, Student Ministry/Circle of Friends Ministry

Jackie Harrison

Ministry Assistant, Student Ministry/Circle of Friends Ministry

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