"Nothing gives us more strength, guidance and determination
My former church told me as lovingly as possible that I
could no longer leave my grandson in their children's ministry because
they were not equipped to handle his needs. This definitely was a test of
faith. I could have easily stopped attending church all together...instead
I began a quest to find a church that would accept my grandson for who he
Someone at work told me about Joni
and Friends, a great organization that helps churches be equipped
to handle the needs of the special child and their family members.
Joni has an entire page
a special church in your area www.joniandfriends.org/cdm/index.shtml
are additional churches I found to be accepting of my grandson.
Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church has a children's ministry
with pre-teen to adult assistants. They also have a parent support
group (Jonathan's Kids). www.gecovenant.org/
- Willow Creek Community Church (located in South
Barrington and Wheaton)
also has an awesome children's ministry with special friends for our
kids. Each service is filled with play, arts/crafts, drama and
South Barrington: www.willowcreek.org
Plus, we just found the Salvation Army
while searching for a Cub Scout group.
For a more complete list of churches click
In addition to church, we listen to Christian radio
stations as much as possible. In fact, The Fish is where we first heard
about Feed My Brain (FMB), the supplement that kept
my grandson off Ritalin.
90.1 FM from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago www.wmbi.org
88.1 FM from Wheaton college www.wheaton.edu/wetn
89.7 FM from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee www.wonu.org
94.3 FM excellent variety of Christian music www.klove.com
104.7 FM based in Morris, you can also listen online www.wcfl.com
106.7 FM contemporary Christian music www.1067thefish.com
1160 AM Christian music and talk radio www.wyll.com
As I'm typing, I'm also listening to the "Keep
the Faith" music collection my son gave me for Mother's Day.
Surround yourself and your children with this type of
music and voice talents and experience the calming, warming effect...works
for me every time!