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June Weaving

When people ask why we are called “Bright Threads Ministries,” I tell them that our friends with developmental disabilities are the Bright Threads in the beautiful, surprising pattern that God is weaving with our churches. I have certainly…

Church Leaders Enthusiastic About Casting Out Fear Videos

We are excited that our Casting Out Fear videos are complete and available for purchase! These training videos help volunteers learn to interact with children with special needs. Since February, the DVDs and downloads are making their…
Bright Threads Expands To New York

Bright Threads Ministries Expands to New York

What do Rochester, NY and Lakeland, FL have in common? Surely not the weather! But in February the Bright Threads Ministry Board of Directors began a conversation with Karen Best about spreading the Bright Threads vision & ministry in New…
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Coming Soon - Casting Out Fear Video Series

Bright Threads Ministries is producing a series of 4 training videos… “CASTING OUT FEAR: Volunteers & Kids with Special Needs.” These short videos, 3 – 5 minutes each, will help volunteers learn to respond to behaviors exhibited…
Adult Disciples with Special Needs

Adult Disciples with Special Needs

Adult Disciples with Special Needs is a half-day seminar for church leaders and volunteers about ministry to adults with special needs. Saturday, October 15 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon First Presbyterian Church 637 6th Street NW Winter…
Adult Disciples with Special Needs

SIDE BY SIDE Youth Ministry & Teens with Special Needs

  Are teens with special needs in your church? Are they included in your youth ministry? Bright Threads Ministries invites Youth Ministry Staff & Volunteers to a Hands-on Seminar on           Saturday, March 5, from…
Adult Disciples with Special Needs

Bright Threads Ministries Celebrates First Anniversary

On December 1, Bright Threads Ministries marks the end of a successful first year and starts the clock ticking on an even better year to come. Check out the latest newsletter for these highlights: Ten Local Churches Represented at First…
Adult Disciples with Special Needs

Training for leaders & volunteers: Let the Children Come – Saturday, Sept. 26

Bright Threads Ministries is partnering with Central Florida Autism Institute to offer training to area congregations on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 – 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, FL. Let the Children Come – Supporting…