Special Needs Ministry Events

Our Special Needs Ministry and Parables worship service invites families into a safe and inclusive faith community. We invite you to participate in any or all of our events! If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Heidi Segedy, Director of Special Need Ministry here at Wayzata Community Church.


Sundays, 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel
Led by Rev. Leslie Neugent and Autumn Toussaint
Integrating a special needs child and their family into the mainstream of life can be a difficult undertaking. Many churches are not prepared to serve the special needs that some families bring. Wayzata Community Church is helping to change that. All are welcome into Parables! Click here to read about Parables.


Moms “Spring Forward” Night Out  
Sunday, March 15,  7:00-9:00 p.m. at 6Smith
Led by Heidi Segedy, Director of Special Needs Ministry

Spring Forward with other Special Needs Mom’s at this fun night out. Enjoy food and fellowship with other moms who share our journey. Graciously hosted 6Smith in Wayzata. While our location and activities are provided at no cost, guests are responsible for their food and beverage purchases. Click here to register. 

Crock Pot Club
March 25, April 22
6:30-8:00 p.m., Mithun Hall
Led by Heidi Segedy, Director of Special Needs Ministry
Cost: $15 per class
Enjoy a great night spending time with friends while creating a delicious slow cooker ready meal. That’s right, if you join in the fun you’ll be able to take dinner off the next days’ to-do list! All ingredients are included in the cost of this event, as is the packaging to bring everything home safely. Simply layer food items in the crock pot the next day as instructed and you’ve contributed to a lovely shared dining experience with friends or family. Each meal will serve 6 people. If you need a crock pot, please message Heidi and she will try to source one for you. *If you need a PCA/Caregiver to participate, they are welcome to attend with you.
Click here to register for the March event.
Click here to register for the April event.

Mom’s Coffee Break!
March 9, April 13, May 11
9:30-11:00 a.m. at Caribou in Wayzata
Calling all Moms! Who couldn’t use a mid-month coffee break with friends? We will meet on the second Monday of every month at the Caribou in Wayzata (609 East Lake Street) for coffee and fellowship. Hope to see you there! With Heidi Segedy, Director of Special Needs Ministry.

“Intelligent Lives” Movie Screening
Wednesday, May 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Chapel and Colonnade

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer, and Naomie—who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the United States. Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

Just Fore Fun Family Golf Outing
Sunday, May 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Eagle Lake Golf Center in Plymouth
Kick off Summer by joining us for lunch and unlimited Mini-Golf at Eagle Lake Golf Center in Plymouth. Our building is completely accessible and there will be options for all to try golf. Hope to see you and your family there!  This event is free and sponsored by WCC’s Special Needs Ministry. Click here to register.

Parables Respite and Friendship Group
Fridays, March 20, May 22
5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Great Hall/Gym

Saturdays, February 22, April 18
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Great Hall/Gym
$20 fee. Registration required.  
Visit our registration page to sign up.

Parables special needs Respite/Friendship Group is offered once a month on alternating Friday nights and Saturday mornings, and is led by Kelly Pederson, special education teacher and Parables worship consultant, along with volunteers and friends of the Parables special needs community. Contact: Kelly Pederson

Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-8877
Email: welcome@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

8 a.m.  Chapel with Communion
9:00 a.m. Contemporary, Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. Parables Special Needs
10:45 a.m. Traditional, Sanctuary

Spring Calendar