On February 1st, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church welcomes the Rhythms of Grace service to the Heights. A worship experience for special needs children and their families, Rhythms of Grace began in Houston in 2010 as a monthly alternative service welcoming all faith traditions, ages and abilities and including siblings and friends.
Rhythms of Grace is a way for children with special needs to enjoy worship in their own way. An ecumenical service and playtime, the service was created so that parents could have a place where they could worship with their children without worrying about verbal disruptions, distracting movements or gestures.
At Rhythms of Grace we gather and play at a common activity as all are welcomed and made comfortable. We share a story from the Bible and then explore the story at learning centers, choosing from a variety of sensory and tactile activities adapted to each theme. We re-gather and break bread in a circle seated on small rugs and then pray our thanks and bid our friends goodbye until next time. The service is full of music, movement and laughter.
While monthly Rhythms of Grace services take place throughout the country, St. Andrews will be the first church in the U.S. to offer Rhythms of Grace weekly. The service is every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Andrews Parish Hall, and all are welcome! There is no need to call in advance, but if you have a particular need or any questions please contact Lisa Puccio, coordinator for special needs worship or Rev. Jimmy Grace at 713-861-5596.
Sundays, at 2:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 1819 Heights Boulevard