The focus of this special needs ministry is to bring awareness and understanding of those with special needs within our church family and community.


Anchor Watch: (Quarterly Event)

Anchor Watch is the official name of our Respite Care events for families who have a loved one with special needs. Lighthouse will become a beacon of hope for these families in our church and community.  The parents and/or caregivers of loved ones with special needs (Buddies) will have an opportunity to bring both their loved one and his/her siblings to Lighthouse Church. We will team up a volunteer with each Buddy, feed all of them pizza for dinner (yes, siblings too), have a brief devotion/prayer, and then encourage them to explore several different rooms in the building (including a Quiet Room for individuals who are sensitive to sight and sound).

There is no cost for this evening; nursery will be provided for children up to three years old, ages four and up will join in the sibling activities. We will be limited to the first 20 Buddies who sign up, so sign up today!


Register Online: TBD

Please contact  Lighthouse enCompass Ministry Team:

McKayla Stabler, Chair and Pastor Brad Buescher, Resource

Email at encompass@paolalighthouse.com


2021 Anchor Watch Dates:

Saturday, August 28, 2021

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm