At Jubilee, individuals with different abilities are valued members of the body of Christ.

We believe the ways in which a person walks, talks, communicates, thinks, cognates, hears, sees, or does anything does not determine the extent to which he or she reflects the image of God. People of all abilities are equal image-bearers of our Almighty God and are an important part of our church family! JFriends exists to ensure children of all abilities have equal access and opportunity to engage in our JKids classrooms. It is our desire that children with different abilities will not only be included in our JKids classrooms, but fully embraced and celebrated as important members of our classroom communities, receiving all of the support they need to thrive!
Through Jfriends, we offer many supports that we hope will help your child enjoy his or her time in the JKids classroom.

Trained Buddies:

We have a team of trained buddies that are excited to provide one-on-one support to your child. These buddies work to ensure all children know and feel that they belong in our classrooms. They are trained to modify activities if necessary to ensure children of all abilities can participate in classroom activities right alongside their peers. They have also received training in de-escalation, partnering with parents, trauma-informed care, basic signing, and using person-first language.

Parent Partnership:

We believe that no one knows your child better than you! So we would like to partner with you to help your child have a great experience at Jubilee! On Sunday morning, we will have a form available to you where you can share with us everything we should know about your child to make sure he or she has a great time with us! You will also have the chance to meet with your child's buddy to go over anything you'd like to share in person.

Sensory Tools:

We understand that not every child with different abilities will benefit from a one-on-one buddy, so we have worked to train all of our classroom teachers with strategies to engage and encourage children of all abilities in our classrooms! We also offer sensory tools to help your child feel comfortable in our classrooms. Please let us know how we can help your child have a great experience with us!

Register Your Child Today:

If you'd like, you can fill out our child information form below prior to joining us on a Sunday. You can also request that a member of Jfriends team our gives you a call or even comes to meet you and your child before joining us on a Sunday! We hope to break down any barriers that might make joining us on Sunday difficult! We are excited to meet you and your child!
Jfriends Registration

Jubilee Respite Nights

We want to offer families with children with different abilities a much-needed and well-deserved night out! We are excited to offer "Respite Nights" where children with different abilities and their siblings can come join us for a fun-filled night while their parents get to enjoy a few kid-free hours. We aim to offer these nights every other month and would love to see you there. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up using the button below today! Our next respite night will be Friday, February 14th from 5:30-8:30.