Bridge desires to see each person and family integrated in Calvary life in order to build relationships, grow in their faith, and serve in the church and community.
We want everyone to feel welcome at Calvary including families whose kids and young people have disabilities. Bridge offers programming on Sundays, Wednesdays, and other special events throughout the year. Our volunteers are a vibrant, trained, and dedicated team of individuals committed to leaving their fingerprints on the lives of those they serve. Check out our videos and read more below to find out how you and your family can get connected!
Our Sunday morning Venture ministry provides a safe environment for those with disabilities who need more individual attention and a smaller classroom size. Our time together includes Bible stories, songs, creative activities, and crafts.
- Ages 5-12 meet at 9:00 and 10:30am; Room 215
- Ages 13-21 meet at 9:00am; Room 214
- Ages 22-35 meet at 10:30am; Room 214
- Please Note: There will be no Venture classes on July 2 for either 9:00 or 10:30am class times. Classes will resume on July 9.
(Look for Bridge entrance)
- Ages 5-12 meet at 9:00am; Room 106
- Ages 13-21 meet at 9:00am; Room 103
LINK is a weekly program on Wednesdays at 7:00pm for those ages 13 to young adults with disabilities. This class includes Bible study, hands-on activities, and an emphasis on building friendships.
The first day of the fall semester for our LINK class is Wednesday, Sept. 20!
Please Note: LINK is held at the Souderton campus. Quakertown students aged 13 to young adult are welcome to attend.
The buddy (inclusion) program is available for children from pre-K through Grade 5 both Sundays and Wednesdays. This program provides one-on-one support for students with disabilities allowing them to be able to attend typical Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programming. Contact us for more information!
(Available at both Souderton & Quakertown campuses)
Located at our Quakertown campus
Includes water bubble tube, fiber optic lights, trampoline, and bean bags, which allow students who may be overwhelmed by the regular classroom environment to engage in a variety of low stimulation activities. This room is a special feature of our Quakertown Bridge program.
Respite Events are designed to give parents of children ages 5-12 with disabilities a much-needed break. They are held once a month Friday nights at Calvary Church from 6:00 to 9:30pm.
Activities include games, crafts, songs, and snacks. Pediatric nurses are on site to handle pertinent medical issues. The Respite program is staffed by trained volunteers from Calvary Church. Class size is limited and registration is required. The cost for Respite is $15 per child.
Respite Events are scheduled for the following Friday nights:
September 15, 2017
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017
Each family is required to have a 20 minute, 1:1 intake interview with a Bridge staff member prior to acceptance into the Respite program. Our goal is to enable every child to attend. If it is determined that we are unable to provide safe and adequate care for a child, we will need to decline acceptance.
Please note: Respite is held only at the Souderton campus. Quakertown students aged 5-12 are welcome to register to attend.
To get the process started, please use the form below, and we will be in touch with you!