Special Needs

Donovan’s Door welcomes families with special needs children to be part of our family at Los Altos UMC.

We offered support a few years ago for a preschooler named Donovan so that his mother could attend church on a regular basis. It soon became clear that other families would benefit from similar assistance, and Donovan’s Door began to grow. Our mission is to open the “door” that allows families to grow in faith by providing loving care for children and teaching them about God’s love, while providing opportunities for parents to nurture their own spiritual needs.

Our Special Needs Coordinator is Mackenzie Breining. For more information or to register, contact Donovan’s Door.

Sunday School

Special needs children are invited to join us every Sunday at 9:30am where they are partnered one-on-one with an aide during Sunday School hour. Each child joins their grade level class to enjoy social, friendship-building time, and to participate in the day’s activity, if possible.

Respite Nights

No-cost Respite Nights are offered quarterly at LAUMC. Parents take time for themselves while special needs children and their siblings are cared for. For upcoming dates and more information, contact Mackenzie Breining.