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Through our JELLO (Jesus’ Exceptional Little Ones) Class, we minister to children and teens with disabilities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights through exciting Bible study and engaging activities.

First Baptist Church, Newport News
12716 Warwick Blvd. NN, 23606
Website: and
Office Phone: 757-930-0911
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Susie Webb, Director of Preschool
and Children’s Ministries, 757-930-0911×250
FIA email:

The Inclusive Ministries at OLMC seeks to welcome persons with disabilities and their families into the life of the parish, invite persons with disabilities to participate in liturgical, spiritual and social life; raise awareness about the gifts and needs of people with disabilities and work to eliminate physical and attitudinal barriers.

The parish integrates children and adults with disabilities into the parish through catechesis and sacramental preparation. We partner with families and advocates to discern the best model of Christian formation including inclusion, self-contained or family centered.

The SPRED ministry (Special Religious Development) invites individuals with intellectual disabilities to fully belong to the liturgical and sacramental life of the parish. Small groups gather for prayer and community with a one on one mentor.

The BREATHE respite outreach hosts Fun Nights on Fridays throughout the year. Parents drop their children off for a fun night of activities and the parents get a change to BREATHE for three hours! Ages served: 5yrs to adult.

SPRED Partners of Virginia, Inc. SPRED Partners of Virginia supports SPRED Ministries in sharing the Word of God to all by planting and growing SPRED Ministries so they can thrive. SPVA provides scholarships and mentorship for parishes interested in bringing the SPRED model to their own parish.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
100 Harpersville Road, NN 23601
Office Phone: 757-595-0385
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Christa Blomstrom
Director of Christian Formation
FIA email:
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): Alyson Perry,SPRED Mission Advocate
FIA email:
Director of Evangelization
FIA email:
Faith Inclusion Advocate (FIA): David Litzinger
President, SPRED Partners of Va., Inc.
FIA email: