Special Needs Ministries
Our association provides backpacks with goodies for Special Olympics in Sampson and Duplin County. The joy that you give and to the participates is overwhelming. To see the smiles on their faces say it all. We will continue providing these yearly for their Special Olympic Event. Plans to participate in the Happiness Retreat in 2018 that is sponsored by North Baptist Convention. Happiness Retreat is a three-day, two-night retreat for people with developmental disabilities and delays, ranging from mild to severe. The retreat has met annually since 1974 and is located at Caraway Conference Center. Last year more than 800 youth and adults attended the Happiness Retreats.
The retreat is set up similar to a Vacation Bible School event, including Bible story study, puppets, creative movement, pool time, hand bells, worship, a talent show and a live band. Campers will have many opportunities to learn about Jesus at their unique level of ability. Happiness Retreat is a fun time and a spiritual blessing for campers and caregivers.