GoodnewsMorris.info -Special Touch Ministry, Morris, MN Chapter-Personal (Morris, MN) Site

(old site)


Next Event:

April

"Egg-xtra Special"
Saturday, April 2nd of 2011
start at 1pm, done at 3:30p
No Cost- Freewill Offering Accepted & Volunteers always Welcome!
Food, Games, Crafts, Activities, Music, Surprises, etc...

PREREGISTER

by March 31st recommended, but NOT required)
call Bonnie Wall at 320.246.3520
leave your name and phone number if you get the answer machine

RIDE INFO:

"Do you need a ride? RVSP ASAP=>

Morris Area Taxi (M.A.T) runs Thursday through Tuesday 6pm-2am.
*willing to drive on Saturdays if call ahead of time!!
(320) 287-1603
Rides within Morris $3
Alberta, Cyrus, Donnelly, & Hancock $7 first person, $3 each additional
Elsewhere call for prices

Where at? Grand View Apartments (100 South Columbia Avenue)

Special Touch Time-always needs volunteers to work with each of our monthly events. If you would like to help, or want more information about Special Touch, please call Cal or Jan Bumbardner at 320.589.8828 or contact me (Sal) at goodnewsmorris@yahoo.com


About Us: (click here)

Mission: "To establish and maintain a ministry of service, support and evangelism for people with mental or physical disabilities, their families, caregivers and all concerned"

What?
-a monthly event with all sorts of fun activities: creative arts and crafts, fun filled interactive games (some good physical exercise), tasty snack break, and inspirational contemporary (at times interactive) music-worship service followed by a special "life giving" message by a "guest speaker"

Who can Participate?
-a once a month event for local are developmentally disabled adult/youth, caregivvers, volunteers (youth groups are encouraged as this is an excellent service oriented "evangelism" activity), or anyone who have a heart to serve this population (one-time visitors are always welcome)

When:
Special Touch Ministries (since 2003 locally) will be the "first" Saturday of each month restarting (took a summer break) October 2nd of 2004 at Hossana Worship Center. If you have any questions please contact the following officers:

Where at?
Hossana Worship Center
(official site)
Multipurpose Room

46303 State Hwy 28, Morris
(google map)
1.6 miles east of McDonald's on Hwy 28
less than a mile west of the intersection of State Hwy 28 & 59

Contact:
Speical Touch Morris Chapter Representatives:
President-Cal Bumgardner at 320.589.8829
Secretary-Sal Monteagudo at 320.585.5573 or goodnewsmorris@yahoo.com
Treasuer-Boonie Wall at 320.246.3520
Hossana Worship Center Pastoral Team-Tim (youth/college age) & ? (children)

For more information, check out Special Touch Ministries-(a physically challenged focus ministry) information. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions, feedback, etc... Thanks!

What Have We've Done in the Past?

-Easter Egg Hunt..straganganza (indoor)
-bowling at local bowling alley
-kickball
-bouncy "big" basketball
-catch a fish game
-hayrides (usually in October/Fall time)
-tape recorded interviews of "consumers/residents" and played in a big screen that same day!
-movies: "Radio", "Veggie Tales",etc..
-making Christmas theme tree ornaments
-game "Name it, take away" -pass the ball around the circle musical trivia game
-a performance play called "The Tale of the 3 Trees" from Hossana Worship Center's youth and children's group

Past Themes

-SEPTEMBER: Digial Camera Fun: F.R.O.G arts and crafts theme activty, "Shark Song", etc...
-AUGUST: "Play Ball", etc..
-JULY: "Cookout", etc..
-JUNE: "Amazing Race", etc...
-MAY: fishing theme (e.g. games to win prizes)
-APRIL: Egg..stravaganza (same as March, whatever month Easter falls in)
-MARCH: EGG..stravaganza-"all our activities deal with eggs-like the egg car races, egg decorating, egg hunting"
-FEBRUARY: "Board Game Day"; VALENTINE-making heart theme arts and crafts; monopoly-like life size game board game
-JANUARY: BOWLING-at Crystal Lanes (free will donation of $2 helpful)
-DECEMBER: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
-NOVEMBER: FEAR FACTOR FUN: guess what you're eating (e.g. lemon, apple?), put your hand through the whole (e.g. John the Baptist's Head), tongue twister duel challenge, etc...
-OCTOBER: Carnival & Hayride-games: shooting baskets, bean bag throw in clown face, golf ball sling throw, ring-toss on pop bottles, hole in one putting, etc...

Past Special Guests

-Lowel Lundstrom's brother
-Clowns from Blue Earth (Message: "You Are Made Wonderful"; taming the tongue from book of James)
-Spencer Tiernan from Living Waters Ministries

History of the Morris Chapter
-written by co-founders Cal & Jan Bumgardner

"We took our daughter to Special Touch camp and conferences and learned more about eh ministries that make up Special Touch. We met with a care group of interested parents, caregivers, and pastors followed by a public informational meeting. We started with meetings at a local restaurant, conference hall, and our home. We read some scriptures, praise and worship, promotional vidoes explaining Special Touch, questions and answer time, and refreshments. One couple and young girl from Morris went to camp in Minnesota to be counselors. They came back with several ideas for crafts and games-so they have been in charge of the games and activities for our monthly events.
We and other parents saw a need for spiritual outreach for the disabled. There are 300 physical and mentally handicapped/disabled in our small county (10,000 +/- population).

special touch chapter dvd
"Special Touch Ministry provides lots of opportunities for people with disabilities to experience God, be included in the church and to build meaningful relationships becoming really good friends with caring believers like you and me."

Donations Welcome to support the Morris Special Touch Chapter
*please note: Morris Special Touch Chapter
Thank you very much!

Related Sites:

2008 Leadership Expose Conference- Special Touch Ministry, Inc.

"Charlie Chivers shares a few reasons why you won't want to miss the 2008 Special Touch Ministry Leadership Expos´┐Ż. For more details, visit href="http://www.specialtouch.org/events/ex.."

Thank you for visiting GoodnewsMorris! Please feel free to e-mail me (Sal) at goodnewsmorris@yahoo.com on any comments, suggestions (e.g. any new websites),complaints, or anytype of feedback to improve this website.


Return to GoodNews Morris Homepage