A Ministry for People of All Abilities
The Well’s Kaleidoscope Ministry provides support and opportunities for successful and meaningful experiences for all people. The ministry encompasses CONNECT, ENGAGE and SEND.
The United Methodist Church recognizes and affirms the full humanity of person-hood for people of all abilities as full members of the family of God.
Supported by the Kaleidoscope Team, The Well’s church family welcomes all visitors and members with intellectual, physical, developmental, and/or psychological and neurological conditions or disabilities. The Well’s facilities are accessible for all those attending worship, fellowship and Christian education. The church family is encouraged to recognize and receive all people’s gifts so that everyone may be a full participant in a community of faith.
Each year, the Kaleidoscope Team takes a Sunday to lead worship in order to further connect our community of faith with the lives and challenges of families.
At The Well, all are welcome.
The Well wants every child, youth and adult that may have intellectual, developmental, physical or mental health challenges to be in an environment where they can learn and flourish. Through the Kaleidoscope Team, The Well provides person centered learning by using the G.L.U.E. process (Giving, Loving, Understanding, Encouraging). Staff and volunteers work with families so people of all abilities can learn about our loving God and Jesus Christ.
Once a year, The Kaleidoscope Team invites people from the congregation to attend a symposium on Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Open to the community, the Kaleidoscope Team also sponsors presentations focusing on Mental Health.
Carnivale! is a respite care ministry for parents/guardians who have children with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities and their siblings. It allows parents/guardians to have some time to refresh themselves in order to take care of the demands of parenthood.
Dinner, snacks, music, activities and a pinata are all part of the kids’ evening. The program includes siblings.
Carnivale! will return to in-person gatherings as soon as it is safe to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Application for New Families
Applications are required prior to attending.
The Shamrock Ball
The Shamrock Ball will return as soon as it’s safe to do so!
This is a prom for high school special education students:
- at Rosemount High
- who are members of The Well
- attend Carnivale!
Students who have graduated and are in a transition program are also invited. National Honor Society students from Rosemount High join in on the fun as escorts. Highlights of the evening are the Grand March, the dancing and the memories that all students take away with them.